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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia.

    [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. 1800 - 2200 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, epífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium licium is a rare new species that appears to be endemic to a narrow altitudinal range (1,900-2,000 m) in the Western Cordillera of Colombia. At present, it is known to occur in Valle Department, where the majority of specimens from which the description is based were collected, and in Antioquia Department, based on a single collection. Although, the precise distribution is unclear, pending additional collections, it almost certainly occurs in the neighboring departments between the two from which it was described.

    General Description

    Scandent terrestrial or epiphytic herb; stem to 50 cm or longer; internodes terete, slender and elongate, 5-16.5 cm long, 3-4 mm diam., dark green, semiglossy, smooth; cataphylls 2.5-3.5 cm long, acute at apex, drying brown, persisting intact at upper nodes, the basal portion persisting as linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 9-25 cm long, 0.9-1.7 mm diam., terete; geniculum 1.4-2 cm long, drying only slightly thicker and darker than petiole; blades subcoriaceous, ovate, gradually acuminate at apex, acumen 6-11 mm long, weakly subcordate at base, 9-15 cm long, 5-10 cm wide, broadest below middle; sinus 2-10 mm deep, acute at apex; upper surface dark green and semiglossy, drying matte, brown to greenish brown; lower surface moderately paler and semiglossy, drying paler, matte, with conspicuous black or brown glandular punctations; midrib sunken above, drying raised, prominently acute and reddish below; basal veins 2-3 pairs, all free to the base; primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at a 45°-60° angle, weakly ascending to collecting vein, weakly etched above, prominulous below, scarcely more prominent than interprimary veins; tertiary veins prominulous; collective veins arising from first basal vein, prominulous below, 3-13 mm from margin gradually diminishing toward apex. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 6-13 cm long, drying 0.4-0.9 mm diam.; spathe green, often with reddish rays, ovate-Ianceolate, 3.5-4.5 cm long, 1.2-2.3 mm wide, reflexed, membranous, acute at the apex, cordate at base; spadix stipitate 3-11 mm, green becoming reddish, erect, 1.5-3 cm long, 1.4-2.1 mm diam.; flowers square to weakly rhombic, 1.7-2 mm long, 1.4-1.6 mm wide both directions, about 2 flowers visible in either primary or secondary spiral; tepals matte with droplets, lateral tepals 0.7-1.0 mm wide, inner margin broadly rounded, outer margins rounded; stamens exerted just above tepals; anthers 0.2 mm long and 0.3 mm wide, thecae scarcely divergent. INFRUCTESCENCE erect, spathe sometimes falling, the spadix becoming reddish, 4 cm long, 1 cm diam. with berries scattered throughout, the stipe 10 mm long; berries green, seeds not seen.

    Habitat

    All collections were made in Lower montane rain forest (bp-PM).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium licium Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 27: 74 (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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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