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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium longiusculus is believed to be endemic to Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe); at 730-1,520 m elevation in Premontane moist forest life zone.

    General Description

    Terrestrial plant, specimens blackening when dried; caudex slightly elongated; internodes short, 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; cataphylls membranaceous, 6-12 cm long, turning dark red-brown, persisting more or less intact as scales surrounding the caudex. LEAVES subcoriaceous; petioles terete, semiglossy, medium to dark green, 62-85 cm long, ca. 5 mm diam.; geniculum obtusely sulcate, sometimes remote and seemingly disconnected from the leaf tissue; blades subcoriaceous, lanceolate-elliptic, 36-46 cm long, 7-14 cm wide, averaging 41 x 10.5 cm, 2.8-5.1 times longer than wide, .48-.61 times as long as petioles, obtuse or acute at base, tapering and acuminate at apex, semiglossy, moderately bicolorous, drying yellow-brown to gray-brown and weakly glossy above, grayish yellow-brown to yellow-brown and semiglossy below; midrib convex and slightly paler above, narrowly rounded and slightly paler below; primary lateral veins 17-21 pairs, quilted-sunken and concolorous above, weakly pleated-raised and darker below, weakly loop-connected into the connective veins; tertiary veins obscure; collective veins arising from 1st-2nd pair of primary lateral veins, generally more raised below than the primary lateral veins, running 3-15 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading; peduncle 30-67 cm long, 2-3 mm diam.; spathe green, 4.8-6.0 cm long, 4-5 mm wide (up to 1.5 cm wide when flattened), 5-12 times shorter than peduncles, membranaceous, deflexed, linear-lanceolate with two acute 4-mm extension on each side of the midrib at the apex, obtuse at base and clasping the base of the stipe, twisted-rolled with margins tightly rolled under, green, tinged purple and matte inside, semiglossy outside; spadix stipitate, dark green, semi-glossy, 4-5 cm long, 4-5 mm diam., 7.5 times longer than wide; flowers 4-5 visible per spiral, 1.5-1.9 mm long, 1.7-2 wide; lateral tepals .9-1.2 mm wide, minutely granular, outer margin 2-3-sided, inner margin broadly rounded; stamens .6 mm long, .6 mm wide; anthers oblong, not divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE erect, to 14.5 cm long, 1.2 cm wide, berries rounded, purplish, drying 5-6 mm long, 4-5 diam.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium longiusculum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 31: 54 (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.
    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