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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Endemic to the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador (Morona- Santiago, Napo, and Pastaza provinces).
    General Description
    Terrestrial or climbing epiphyte; internodes up to 7 cm long, 1.0-1.5 cm diam.; cataphylls drying reddish brown, 4-8 cm long, apex acuminate, decomposing into fibers, persisting at upper nodes. LEAVES erect; petiole (14-)20-34 cm x 3-5 mm, semiterete or Dshaped; geniculum 1.0-1.5 cm x 3-5 mm; blades deeply trilobed to [2.0-]4.0-6.5 cm from the base, subcoriaceous, 13-28 x [12-]16-26 cm, dark green, semiglossy above, slightly paler, matte below, raphides visible on upper surface, base cuneate; central lobe oblong-lanceolate, [8.5-]14.0-26.0 x [3.5-]5.0-10.0 cm, apex acuminate; midrib raised above and below, angled; primary lateral veins 5-7 per side, arcuate-ascending, sunken above, raised below, departing midrib at 30-45°; tertiary veins moderately conspicuous; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost pairs of primary lateral veins, 4-7 mm from the margin, sunken above, raised below; lateral lobes falcate [spreading], 35-45° [70-90°] from central lobe, 14-22 x 4.0-8.5 cm, apex narrowly rounded, inner margin straight to weakly concave, outer margin convex; basal veins 3-5 pairs, the first free, the rest joined for 2.5-4.0 cm; posterior ribs straight to weakly arcuate, 55-65° from midrib, naked for 1-3 cm. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 20-35 cm x 2-5 mm, equal or longer than petiole; spathe green, lanceolate, reflexed, 4-8 x 0.6-1.0 cm, apex acuminate, acumen 3-5 mm long, base obtuse, clasping; spadix sessile, green, cylindric to narrowly tapered, (3-)5-10(-14) cm long, 4-5 mm diam. at base, ca. 3 mm diam. at apex; 3-4 flowers per principal spiral, rhombic, 3.0-3.5 x 2.0-2.5 mm, sides sigmoid; tepals semiglossy, lateral tepals ca. 1.5 mm wide, inner margin straight to weakly rounded, then recurved, outer margin angled; stamens not exserted; anthers ca. 3.5 x 0.5 mm, thecae elliptic, slightly divaricate; pistils emergent just at tepal level; stigma slit-like, ca. 0.5 mm across. INFRUCTESCENCE green, 7-14 x 0.7-1.5 cm; fruits green, ovate, ca. 5 x 3-4 mm.
    Habitat
    Premontane moist forests, premontane rain forests, and premontane wet forests.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium ternifolium Croat & Carlsen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 14: 411 (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

    CATE Araceae
    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. 2007. Taxonomic Revision of Anthurium section Semaeophyllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany. 12 (1): 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