1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium darcyi Croat

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


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

    General Description
    Epiphytic or terrestrial; stems erect, short, ca. 10 cm diam.; internodes short; cataphylls persisting semi-intact, 45 - 50 cm long, 10 - 12 cm wide, with the epidermis drying brown (B & K yellow 4/7.5), often with a mass of yellowish longitudinal fibers. LEAVES with petioles erect-spreading and blades somewhat pendent; petioles 75 - 180 cm long, 6 - 11 mm diam., flattened to broadly sulcate adaxially with prominent marginal ribs and a usually smaller medial rib, usually 3-ribbed adaxially, with additional smaller ribs around the circumference (up to a total of 10 ribs around the circumference including the 3 larger abaxial ribs), drying sharply many-angular, the surface brownish (same as cataphylls); geniculum ca. 1.6 cm long, drying darker than petiole, the ridges on the geniculum undulate; blades ovate-cordate, 80 - 105 cm long, 50 - 60 cm wide, 1.6 times longer than wide, broadest at point of petiole attachment, prominently lobed at base, acuminate to abruptly acuminate at apex; the margins broadly convex and undulate; anterior lobe 60 - 75 cm long, broadest near the base; the posterior lobes 25 - 30 cm long, 20 - 25 cm wide, directed toward the base then prominently curved inward, sometimes overlapping; sinus spathulate to oval, 20 - 23 cm deep; upper surface dark green and semiglossy, matte on drying, green-brown with conspicuous, punctiform whitish cellular inclusions; lower surface drying semiglossy and green-brown or brown with dense, minute dark markings and much larger punctiform gland-like dark projections; midrib prominently and acutely raised above, thicker than broad to prominently round-raised and winged below, drying darker than surface; basal veins 7 to 9 pairs, the 1st and 2nd, sometimes the 3rd, free to the base; the 4th to 5th and higher coalesced 4.5 - 7 cm, the remainder coalesced 2 - 3 cm; posterior ribs curved, prominently raised below, naked 8 - 10 cm along sinus; primary lateral veins 7 to 8 per side, departing midrib at 30 - 45° angle, ± straight to the margin in the lower part of the blade, more arcuate in the upper 1/3 of the blade, weakly quilted-sunken above, prominently and acutely raised to knife-edged, drying darker than surface below; interprimary veins almost as prominent as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins drying prominently raised below, prominulous above; reticulate veins visible on drying; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost basal veins, weakly raised on both surfaces, 1 - 5 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE pendent, peduncle 30 - 32 cm long, 0.8 - 1.0 cm diam., shorter than the petioles, drying brown, terete, pendent, weakly ribbed circumferentially with pale cellular inclusions; spathe 17 - 19 cm long, 3.5 - 4 cm wide, green, narrowly acuminate at apex (acumen to 2 cm long); spadix with stipe 15 - 23 mm long in front, 6 - 10 mm long in rear, cylindroid, 20 - 30 cm long, 2 - 3 cm diam. midway, weakly tapered toward both ends but mostly toward the apex, slightly curved, white at anthesis, becoming yellow to yellowish brown post anthesis, drying brown; flowers square, 1.2 - 2.5 mm wide in both directions, 25 to 40 flowers visible in principal spiral, 40 to 80 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals drying matte, lateral tepals 0.5 - 0.7 mm wide, their inner margins slightly concave, the outer margins 2-sided, straight to weakly convex; pistils exserted, drying semiglossy; stigma circular to oblong, 0.3-0.5 mm long, depressed medially, the style conspicuous; anthers drying orange.
    Endemic to Panama and known only from Cerro Brewster, where it is believed to be restricted.


    Native to:


    Anthurium darcyi Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 104: 354 (2005)

    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.


    CATE Araceae
    • Croat, T.B. 2005. A New Endemic Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from Panama Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. 104: 354-356


    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.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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