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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador (Napo).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium palacioanum is endemic to Ecuador, known only from two localities in Napo Province, one at the type locality in Canton EI Chaco, the other in Canton Archidona on the Hollin-Loreto Road.

    General Description

    Rupicolous; stems short; internodes short, ca. 1 cm diam.; roots moderately few, drying 1.5 mm diam.; cataphylls to 5.5 cm long, light reddish brown, intact with pale fibers at base, apparently deciduous; LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 16-19 cm long, drying ca. 3 mm diam., terete, slightly longer than the blades; geniculum 1.5 cm long, as thick as petioles; blades subcoriaceous, epunctate, ovate-rhombic, 13.5-18 x 9.5-12 cm, gradually acuminate at apex, broadly obtuse to almost truncate at base, drying greenish to grayish yellow-brown above, gray-green to pale yellow-brown below; midrib and basal veins moderately raised on drying; basal veins 3-4(-5) pairs, all free to the base or sometimes with the lowermost fused 5-7 mm to the adjacent pair of basal veins; primary lateral veins 4 pairs per side, arising at 25-30° angle; collective veins arising from the 1st basal vein, sometimes weakly loop-connected with the 2nd basal vein. INFLORESCENCE held slightly above the leaves; peduncle robust, 31 cm long; spathe green, oblong-lanceolate, erect-spreading to reflexed, 4.3 cm long, ca. 1 cm wide, narrowly acuminate, inserted at an acute angle; spadix 4.7 cm long, stipe 1.5 mm long, spadix proper 3.2 cm long, drying 6 mm diam., white to cream, tapered to a blunt apex. Flowers ca. 4 per spiral, 1.4-1.7 X 2.0-2.2 mm; tepals with a few raphide cells; lateral tepals 1.6 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.

    Habitat

    The species usually occurs on rocks in rapidly flowing streams at 800-1980 m elevation in Premontane rain forest (P-rf).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium palacioanum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 30: 32 (2007)

    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.

    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