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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium subaequans is endemic to Colombia, occurring widely in Antioquia Department. With populations in both the Western and Central Cordilleras, this species probably ranges further to the south into the departments of Choco, Risaralda, and Caldas.

    General Description

    Scandent or appressed climber; stems to 4 m, sometimes red; internodes terete, slender and elongate, 5-15 cm long, drying 4-6 mm diam.; cataphylls 5-7 cm long, caudate at apex, drying brown, usually persisting as linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 1-7 cm long, 0.9-1.6 mm diam., subterete, flattened adaxially; geniculum 7-10 mm long, only slightly thicker and darker than petiole; blades subcoriaceous, narrowly ovate, gradually acuminate at apex (acumen 6-18 mm long), truncate to rounded or subcordate at base, variable, 8-15 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, broadest at lower 1/3; upper surface dark green, semi-glossy, drying grayish green, matte; lower surface yellowish green, drying paler, weakly semiglossy with conspicuous black glandular punctations; midrib drying acutely raised above, prominently acute below; primary lateral veins 6-9 per side, departing midrib at a 35°-50° angle, straight to collecting vein, prominulous above and below, scarcely more prominent than interprimary veins; tertiary veins weakly prominulous; collective veins arising from base, sunken above, prominulous below, 2-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle often tinged reddish, terete, 6-15 em long, drying 0.9-1.9 mm diam.; spathe green becoming reddish to purplish, ovate, 2-4 em long, 1.5-9 mm wide, reflexed, chartaceous, apiculate at the apex (apiculum 0.5-1.7 mm long), margins almost meeting then decurrent at base; spadix green becoming deep purple, sub-stipitate, elongate, erect or held at up to 90° angle from peduncle, 3.5-7.5 cm long, drying 1.5-3 mm wide; flowers rhombic, 2.5 mm long, 1.8 mm wide, about 2 flowers visible in principal spiral, about 3 flowers visible in alternate spiral; stigma oblong; tepals matte with droplets, lateral tepals 0.6 mm wide, inner margin straight, outer margins 3-sided; anther oblong, 0.6 mm long, 0.4 mm wide, thecae contiguous. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries mainly in lower portion or scattered throughout; berries light purple, globose, apex rounded, drying 3-4 mm long, 4-5 mm diam., seeds not seen.

    Habitat

    Despite its broad range it only occurs within a relatively narrow range of elevations (1,700-2,280 m) in Antioquia Department mostly in disturbed Lower montane wet forest (bmh-MB) and Pre-montane rain forest (bp-P).

    [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. 1460 - 2300 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium subaequans Croat & Oberle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 27: 86 (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