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

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

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2000 - 2430 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Scandent herb; caudex elongated, rooting at the nodes; internodes 17–22 cm long, 5–8 mm diam.; cataphylls persisting somewhat intact, to 9 cm long, reddish brown. Leaves well dispersed along the stem; petiole brown, subterete, sulcate, geniculate at apex, 20–28 cm long, 2–3 mm diam.; blade ovate, rounded and sharply cuspidate at apex, rounded at base, spreading at 90° angle from the petiole, 19.5–22.5 cm long,  10.5–12.5 cm wide, 1.75–1.9 × longer than wide, 0.8–1 × as long as petiole, weakly glossy and dark green above, subglossy and lighter below; midrib moderately raised and concolorous above, round-raised and darker and brownish below; primary lateral veins 12–13 pairs, arising at 45– 55° angle, only slightly raised and concolorous above, round-raised and darker below, concolorous with midrib; collective veins arising from first pair of primary lateral veins, 2–5 mm from margin. Inflorescences erect; peduncle slender, 28–30 cm long, 2 mm diam.,  concolorous with petioles; spathe lanceolate, reflexed, 6–7 cm long, 1.3–1.7 cm wide, green; spadix stipitate for 7–10 mm, narrowly cylindrical, 6.5–11 cm long, 3–4 mm diam., maroon or red-violet. Flowers 3.2–3.5 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, 3–4 visible per spiral; lateral tepals 1.3–1.5 mm wide, outer margins broadly 2-sided, inner margins straight to concave; pistils whitish.
    Distribution
    Known only from Cerro del Ingles, Serrania de los Paraguas in Colombia (Valle del Cauca).
    Habitat
    Montane rain forest life zone.
    Diagnostic
    The species is a member of Anthurium sect. Xialophyllium and it is characterised by its long, slender internodes, long-petiolate leaves, narrowly ovate blades, which dry brownish and matte on the upper surface and moderately glossy and greyish yellow-green on the lower surface, as well as by the  long-pedunculate inflorescence with a green lanceolate spathe and a stipitate, narrowly cylindroid maroon spadix with whitish pistils.

    Anthurium paraguasense is somewhat similar to A. longigeniculatum Engl., but that  species differs in having shorter internodes, longer petioles and more prominent collective veins running farther from the leaf blade margin. It is also somewhat similar to A. aristatum Sodiro but that species differs in having shorter internodes, more prominent and persistent cataphylls, much shorter  petioles and narrower blades.

    It also somewhat resembles Anthurium  funiferum Klotzsch & H. Karst. ex Engl., but that species has longer leaves, short  internodes and cataphylls persisting as fibres.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium paraguasense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 40: 93 (2010)

    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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Croat, T.B., Delannay, X. & Kostelac, C. 2010. New species of Araceae from Colombia. Willdenowia, 40 (1), 63-122.

    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

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    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