1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium chimborazense Croat & Carlsen

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Known only from Ecuador in two disjunct mountain ranges, the eastern slopes of the Andes in Chimborazo Province and the Cordillera Chongón-Colonche, near the Pacific coast, in Guayas Province.
    General Description
    Epiphyte or hemiepiphyte; internodes 1-3 x 1-2 cm; cataphylls drying greenish yellow, moderately thin, (4-)7-14 cm long, ultimately deciduous. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 24-44(-65) cm x 3-8 mm, terete to sulcate adaxially; geniculum 1.0-1.5(-2.0) cm x 3-6 mm, drying concolorous; blades deeply trilobed to (4-)5-11 cm from the base, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, (22-)26-46(-60) x 24-48(-60) cm, dark green and glossy above, moderately paler and glossy below, scattered raphides on the upper surface, base truncate; central lobe oblong to oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate, 20-37(-50) x (4-)7-17 cm, apex acuminate; midrib raised above, angled, sunken toward the apex, raised below, rounded; primary lateral veins 6-10 per side, arcuate when reaching the collective veins, raised above, rounded, raised below, angled, departing midrib at (30-)40-55°; tertiary veins prominulous below; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost pairs of primary lateral veins, (2-)3-5 mm from the margin, scarcely raised to sunken above, raised below, rounded; all major veins on the abaxial side drying yellowish and conspicuously paler than the surface; lateral lobes spreading, (80-)90° from central lobe, 12-35 x 9-18(-23) cm, (3-)5-10 cm toward base, apex broadly rounded, inner margin convex [slightly concave], outer margin convex; basal veins 4-6(-8) pairs, the first pair free to the base, the rest joined for 4-7(-11) cm then curved sharply apically; posterior ribs straight, 90° from midrib, naked for 2-5(-9) cm. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 17-45 cm x 3-5 mm, shorter than petiole; spathe green, linear-lanceolate, reflexed-spreading, (4.5-)10.5-16.0(-20.0) cm x ?5-10(-17) mm, apex acuminate, involute, base clasping; spadix sessile, deep green, long-tapered, (12-) 25-38 cm long, 5-9 mm diam. At base, 3-4 mm diam. at apex; 5-8 flowers per principal spiral, rhombic, 1.8-2.5 x 1.4-2.0 mm, sides straight to weakly sigmoid; tepals thick, lateral tepals 1.0-1.5 mm wide, inner margin rounded to straight, outer margin bluntly angular; stamens weakly exserted; anthers 0.4-0.5 x 0.50-0.65 mm, thecae oblong-elliptic, slightly divaricate; pistils weakly emergent; stigma slit-like to ellipsoid, 0.3-0.4 mm across. INFRUCTESCENCE unknown.
    Habitat
    Occurs in premontane moist forests, montane moist forests, and lower montane moist forests.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium chimborazense Croat & Carlsen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 14: 403 (2004)

    Accepted by

    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. (2007). Taxonomic revision of Anthurium section Semaeophllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany 12: 173-234.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. (2007). Taxonomic revision of Anthurium section Semaeophllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany 12: 173-234.

    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

    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