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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium fosteri is known only from the type locality along the Azuay and Canar provincial border in southern Ecuador at 600-1,100 m elevation in Premontane moist forest and Lower montane moist forest life zones.

    General Description

    Epiphyte; internodes elongated, to 7 cm long, 1 cm diam., drying dark brown and smooth; cataphylls drying intact and persistent, 4 cm long; petioles terete, 20-29 cm long, drying dark brown, 3 mm diam., sheathed to 4 cm; geniculum 2-3 cm long, not noticeably thickened but slightly darker; blades narrowly ovate-cordate, 18-24 cm long, 11-13 cm wide, 1.8-2 times longer than broad, .8-.9 times as long as petiole, drying dark brown and matte above, paler and yellow-brown, weakly glossy below; anterior lobe 15-21.3 cm long, broadly convex along margins; posterior lobe narrowly rounded 5-5.5 cm long, 4.5-5.5 cm wide midway; sinus arcuate, 2-3 cm deep; midrib drying narrowly raised and more or less concolorous, bluntly acute above, bluntly angular, darker and minutely granular below; primary lateral veins 3-4 pairs, arising at 45° angle, scarcely more prominent than the primary lateral veins; minor veins drying wrinkled-undulate; basal veins 2-3 pairs, the uppermost forming the collective veins, 1-1.5 cm from margin midway; upper surface drying moderately smooth, with scattered pale-lineations; lower surface drying moderately smooth but minutely granular at higher magnifications. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 14 cm long, drying dark brown, finely ridged, 2.5 mm diam.; spathe 10 cm long, 2.6 cm diam., extremely decurrent at base with the spadix arising 5 cm above the base, narrowly rounded and short-apiculate at apex; spadix cylindric, 7 cm long, drying to 9 mm diam., protruding 1.5 cm beyond spathe, yellow, drying dark brown; flowers 4-sided, ca. 10 per spiral, 2.3-2.4 mm long, 3.0-3.2 mm wide; lateral tepals 1.4-1.5 mm wide, the outer margins 2-sided, inner margins rounded, turned up against the pistils, drying minutely granular. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries not known.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium fosteri Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Croat, T.B. [50303], Ecuador K000434210 isotype
    Jan 1, 1980 Croat, T.B. [50303], Ecuador K000434211 isotype
    Jan 1, 1980 Croat, T.B. [50303], Ecuador K000434212 isotype

    First published in Aroideana 31: 28 (2008)

    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.
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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