1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium chrysolithos Croat & Oberle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Antioquia).

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 100 - 1550 m.; Andes, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium chrysolithos is known to occur at low to middle elevation (120-1,180 m) along the northern and western slopes of the Central Cordillera.

    General Description

    Terrestrial or epiphytic, rarely scandent (Denslow 2443); stem erect, 1-2 m long; internodes 1.5-3 cm long, 1-2 cm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 10-12 cm long, apex acute, drying brown, persisting as coarse linear fibers; LEAVES erect-spreading; petiole 75-100 cm long, 6-12 mm diam. 1 cm from base tapering to 3-6 mm at apex, moderately trapezoidal, obtusely and broadly sulcate adaxially, ribbed adaxially; geniculum darker than petiole, 1.5-2.5 cm long; juvenile blade shaped as adult, 35 cm long, 20 cm wide; blades broadly ovate, 60-100 cm long, 30-70 cm wide, broadest in lower 1/3, short-acuminate at apex (acumen 1.5-2 cm long), sagittate at base, chartaceous; upper surface drying weakly semiglossy, green, lower surface drying semiglossy, paler than upper surface; midrib drying acutely raised above, narrowly convex below; anterior lobe 40-65 cm long; posterior lobes, 20-30 cm long, 17-30 cm wide, broadest at base, broadly rounded at apex; posterior lobes 20-30 cm long, 17-30 cm wide, broadest at base, broadly rounded at apex; sinus broadly hippocrepiform, 9-25 cm deep; basal veins 5-7 pairs, raised, 2-3 pairs free to base, the remaining coalesced; posterior rib naked to 6-10 cm; primary lateral veins 5-8 per side, departing midrib at 35°-45° angle, gradually ascending to collecting vein, prominulous; interprimary veins less prominent than primary lateral veins; tertiary veins weakly visible; collective veins originating from 1st pair of basal veins, 2nd pair of basal vein sometimes loop-connected, 1-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 30-60 cm long, 5-12 mm at base tapering to 2-7 mm at apex; spathe spreading to reflexed, chartaceous, green, sometimes with purple striations, lanceolate, 13-24 cm long, 1.2-2.3 cm wide, broadest in lower 1/3, inserted at a 70°-80° on the peduncle, apex acute to long acuminate, acumen 3 cm long (Callejas 9012), base acute, margins meeting at a 45° angle; stipe 8-18 mm long in front, 3-15 mm long in back; spadix tapered, erect to curved away from spathe, 17-27 cm long, 4-9 mm diam. at base tapering to 2-4 mm at apex, green becoming yellow; flowers rhombic to weakly four-lobed, 5.7-6 mm long shortening to 4.5 mm long towards apex, 3 mm wide, the sides perpendicular to spiral weakly sigmoid, the sides parallel to spiral straight; flowers visible in principal spiral 5-7, flowers visible in alternate spiral 7-9, alternate spiral loosening toward tip; stigma oblong, 1.4 mm long, 0.6 mm wide; tepa Is drying weakly semiglossy; lateral tepals, 2.7-3.0 mm long, 0.7-0.8 mm wide, inner margin 3-sided, outer margin angled; stamens barely emerging above level of the tepals; anthers tan, 1 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, thecae ovoid, not divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE arched; spathe persisting, stipe 24 mm long; spadix white; berries red.

    Habitat

    Nearly all collections were made in transitional Tropical moist forest (bh-TJ to Tropical wet forest (bmh-T).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium chrysolithos Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 27: 69 (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.
    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.

    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

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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