1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium moonenii Croat & E.G.Gonç.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is French Guiana.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium moonenii is endemic to French Guiana, occurring in and known only from primary forest at less than 200 m. In addition to the localities listed in the exsiccatae the species has been observed or collected by Mr. Joep Moonen along (1.) the Rte de l'Est, on the Compte River, one hour by powerboat above the Village Cacao, (2.) the Cascades River, one hour by powerboat above the CD5 Bridge, (3.) in the Kaw Mountains near the road to Fourgassie, (4.) along the Piste de Belizon at PK 30 (5.) on the Montagne Gabrielle, (6.) along the Crique Inery, 5 km N. of Regina (collected by J. Moonen 20 Aug., 1987) and (7.) along the Route de Coralie. The entire area in which it has been seen in French Guiana is an area about 100 km long and 40 km wide.

    General Description

    Appressed-climbing epiphyte; stems to 1 m long; roots dark green, spreading laterally, initially to 15 cm long; internodes much shorter than broad, 1.5-3.0 cm diam, dark green, semiglossy, the uppermost hidden by cataphylls; cataphylls to 14 cm long, persisting intact (splitting at base); petioles erect-spreading to spreading, terete, sometimes weakly and narrowly sulcate, medium green, semi-glossy, 6-8 mm diam. midway, faintly striate but otherwise unmarked, 18-60 cm long, longer than the blades; blade simple when young, becoming deeply 3-lobed, pendent when young then spreading-pendent and arching, subcoriaceous, semi-glossy, weakly' bicolorous, lobes 18-56 cm long, 5-15.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex, median lobe acute at base; lateral segments unequal, obtuse on the outside, acute on the inside; midrib convex and concolorous (becoming narrower toward the apex) above; convex and yellow-green below; primary lateral veins 20-25 pairs, arising at 45-60° angle, quilted-sunken above, prominently pleated-raised below; interprimary and tertiary veins in part sunken above, prominently raised below, the petiolules erect-spreading, sharply sulcate, becoming prominently wavy on older plants. INFLORESCENCE pendent; peduncle 30-60 cm long, longer than the petioles, 5-7 mm diam., terete; spathe linear-lanceolate, 16-25 cm long, 7-10 mm diam. light green, directed at 180° to the peduncle, slightly arched near the base; spadix pale green, 28-60 cm long, 4-5 mm diam., barely tapered, pendent. Flowers 4-lobed, 2-3 x 2-3 mm, sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5 flowers visible in the alternate spiral, lateral tepals .5-.7 mm wide, inner margin convex; pistils non-emergent; stigma ellipsoid, .4-.5 x .4 mm; stamens weakly exserted, filaments flattened, .3 x .2 mm, anthers covering the stigma, retrorse, thecae ovoid, .4-.5 mm long, .3 mm wide. tepals semiglossy. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spathe green, linear-lanceolate, persistent in fruit; spadix to 70 cm long, 8-10 mm diam.; berries yellowish green, 6-7 mm long, 5-6 mm diam.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    French Guiana

    Anthurium moonenii Croat & E.G.Gonç. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 35: 173 (2005)

    Accepted by

    • Croat, T.B., Bossart, L. & Kostelac, C.V. (2008). A revision of the 3-segmented species of Anthurium sect. Dactylophyllium (Araceae) Aroideana 31: 57-84.

    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