1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium colonchense Croat & Cornejo

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador (Guayas).

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution

    Anthurium colonchense is endemic to Ecuador, known only from Guayas Province in the Cordillera Chongon-Colonche in Premontane wet forest (bmh-P), and in the Reserva Ecologica Manglares Churute in Premontane moist forest (bh-T) at 400-600 m.

    General Description

    Epiphytic or terrestrial; internodes short, 1.5 cm diam.; cataphylls 5-7 cm long, soon becoming reddish-fibrous, these sometimes becoming disorganized; petioles (3.5)10-14 cm long, obtusely and prominently sulcate adaxially, drying prominently sulcate and dark brown; blades narrowly oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, (16)19-43.5 cm long, (3)5-9.0 cm wide, 3.5-8.5 times longer than wide, 3.8-8 times longer than the petioles, slightly inequilateral (one side as much as 4 mm wider), narrowly acute to abruptly acuminate at apex, acute to weakly attenuate at base, drying dark yellow-brown rarely grayish brown above; moderately paler and grayish yellow-brown to grayish green below, both surfaces conspicuously glandular-punctate, drying matte to weakly glossy; midrib prominently raised and concolorous above, drying acutely raised and darker than surface; primary lateral veins 10-12 per side, arising at (35)55-65° angle, weakly sunken above, weakly raised below; collective veins arising from the base, 3-6 mm from the margin, about as prominent or slightly more prominent than the collective veins. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading to spreading; peduncle 25-36 cm long, drying dark brown; spathe 10-13 cm long, green, erect-spreading to reflexed, sometimes folded back obliquely above the middle; spadix yellow to pale orange, turning purplish brown after anthesis, 8-17.5 cm long, 5-6 mm diam.; flowers 5-6 visible per spiral, 2.0-2.2 mm long; tepals drying conspicuously warty with pale, irregular bumps. INFRUCTESCENCE 28 cm long, to 2 cm diam.; spadix green; berries white, broadened in the direction of the axis, more or less truncate at apex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium colonchense Croat & Cornejo appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cornejo, X. [5494], Ecuador K000099524 isotype

    First published in Aroideana 27: 62 (2004)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0