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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic

    Internodia brevia, 1.5 – 4 cm diam.; cataphylla 9.5 – 21 cm longa; folia petiolo 39 – 74 cm longo, lamina ovato-sagittata, 46 – 99 cm longa, 48 – 66.5 cm lata, nervis primariis lateralibus 9 – 13 utroque; pedunculus 11 – 18.5 cm longus, 6 – 7 mm diam.; spatha 13.5 – 15 cm longa, 1.5 cm lata; spadix 23.3 – 42 cm longus, marroninus vel atropurpureus.

    Ecology

    Anthurium quinindense is believed to be endemic to western Ecuador in Esmeraldas Province between Santo Domingo de los Colorados and Esmeraldas at 270 m in a Tropical moist forest life zone.

    General Description

    Terrestrial; stems to c. 1 m long; internodes short, 1.5 – 4 cm diam.; cataphylls 9.5 – 21 cm long, narrowly rounded with a short apiculum at apex, yellow-green, soft and pliable, papery thin and drying light brown, weakly 1-ribbed, persisting semi-intact at upper nodes, drying pale brown with close, pale fibres closely parallel. Leaves with petiole 39 – 74 cm long, 8 mm diam. midway, subterete, obtusely flattened and weakly and narrowly sulcate, dark green, matte-subvelvety to semiglossy; geniculum 3.4 – 4 cm long, 9 mm diam.; blade ovate-sagittate, 46 – 99 × 48 – 66.5 cm, broadest near petiole attachment, 1.3 – 2.3 × longer than broad, as long as petioles, dark green, glossy to weakly glossy above, moderately paler and weakly glossy below; anterior lobe  33.5 – 84.5 cm long, broadly convex along margin; posterior lobes 24 – 28 × 15.3 – 19.5 cm; basal veins 9(–10), the first free to the base, the remainder branching off the posterior rib at regular intervals, the fifth and higher orders fused to 11 cm long, posterior rib 12.5 cm long, naked to 9 – 11.5 cm; sinus 14 – 22.5 cm deep, 11 – 22 cm wide; midrib bluntly acute and slightly paler above, narrowly round-raised and moderately paler below; primary lateral veins 9 – 13, narrowly and bluntly acute, concolorous above, narrowly raised and paler below; tertiary veins moderately obscure above, darker than surface, in part weakly raised below; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost primary lateral veins or the first pair of basal veins, 3 – 8 mm from margin, moderately loop-connecting with primary lateral veins. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 11 – 18.5 cm long, 6 – 7 mm diam., dark green, matte; spathe green, 13.5 – 15 × 1.5 cm, soon withering, turning light brown; spadix 23.3 – 42 cm long, 1.1 cm diam. at base, 8 – 9 mm diam. midway, 5 – 6 mm diam. at 1 cm from apex, maroon to dark purple [B & K blue-purple 2/10], semiglossy; flowers sub-4-lobed, 13 – 15 visible per spiral, 2.2 – 2.3 × 2 – 2.4 mm; lateral tepals 1.2 – 1.3 mm wide, obtusely shield-shaped, the outer margin weakly 3-sided; stamens emergent 1 – 1.5 mm at anthesis before retracting, anthers 0.8 × 0.25 mm, the thecae scarcely divaricate; pollen pale yellow. Infructescence erect-spreading; berries purplish violet, emerging before maturity.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium quinindense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 40: 339 (2010)

    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