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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium consobrinum Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central America.


    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.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1700 m.; Andes.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Ranges from Nicaragua to Panama. It has also been recorded in Narino of Colombia.
    This species is distinguished by its oblanceolate blades; short, sulcate, and conspicuously sheathed petioles; whitish roots that are slender, sharply tapered, and often directed upward; spreading inflorescences with upturned non-tapered spadix; the markedly protruding styles; and the berries that are greenish white at the base and reddish at the apex.
    General Description
    Epiphytic; stem short, 1-2 cm diam.; leaf scars conspicuous, 0.7 cm high, 0.9 cm wide; roots numerous, dense, descending to spreading or ascending, white to pale green, smooth, moderately elongate and slender, blunt, to 11 cm long, 2-4 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 5.5-15 cm long, acute to caudate-acuminate at apex, light green, drying reddish brown (B & K yellow 6/2.5), persisting intact, eventually deciduous. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 2.5-9 cm long, 6-10 mm diam., D-shaped, broadly sulcate adaxially, margins blunt to sharply raised, rounded abaxially, the surface pale-speckled; geniculum thicker and paler than petiole, becoming fissured transversely with age, 0.5-2 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, oblanceolate to broadly oblanceolate, long-acuminate at apex, attenuate to acute to narrowly rounded at base, 19-84 cm long, 3.5-21 cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins broadly undulate; upper surface matte to semiglossy, medium green, lower surface semiglossy to glossy, slightly paler, drying matte, brown, occasionally greenish; midrib flat at base, becoming sharply acute-raised toward the apex above, higher than broad to round-raised at base below, becoming convexly raised toward the apex; primary lateral veins 12-18 per side, departing midrib at 40-60° angle, straight to near the margin, then arcuate and joining the margin, convexly raised above and below (more so below); tertiary veins obscure above, weakly visible below; collective vein arising from about the middle of the blade or absent, weakly sunken above, raised below, 5-12 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading, shorter than leaves; peduncle 20-43 cm long, 5-6 mm diam., 4-7 x as long as petiole, medium green, terete; spathe spreading to reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, sometimes tinged with maroon, linear-lanceolate to oblong-ovate, 4.5-7.5 cm long, 0.8-2.5 cm wide, inserted at 30-90° angle on peduncle, abruptly acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled), obtuse to rounded at base; spadix green to white, becoming pinkish to orange to tan to reddish violet, subcylindroid, prominently curved, 5.2-9 cm long, 0.8- 1.5 cm diam.; flowers 4-lobed, 2-3.4 mm in both directions, the sides weakly to jaggedly sigmoid; 9-15 flowers visible in principal spiral, 12-16 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, greenish white turning pinkish tan; lateral tepals 1.1-1.3 mm wide, the inner margins broadly convex, turned up against pistil, the outer margins 3-4-sided; pistils early emergent, exserted to 2.2 mm, sharply pointed, pale green to white; stigma ellipsoid to circular, 0.5-0.7 mm long, becoming brushlike; stamens emerging slowly from the base, held above then retracting to surface of the tepals; filaments fleshy, colorless, 0.5-1 mm long, 0.6 mm wide; anthers white, 0.7-1 mm long, 0.7-1 mm wide; thecae narrowly ovoid, slightly divaricate; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spadix to 13 cm long; berries greenish white, reddish to purplish at apex, ovoid, narrowly acute to prominently beaked at apex, ca. 10 mm long, 5 mm diam.; mesocarp clear, juicy; seeds 2 per berry, white to greenish white, oblong-ellipsoid, 3-3.4 mm long, 2 mm diam., 1.5 mm thick, enveloped by gelatinous, transparent substance extending ca. 1 mm beyond seed on both ends.
    It is a common species from tropical wet forest and premontane wet basal belt transition life zones on the Caribbean slope.



    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá


    Other Data

    Anthurium consobrinum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 29, 1987 Donnell Smith, J. [6811], Costa Rica K000434070 Unknown type material
    Aug 29, 1987 Donnell Smith, J. [6811], Costa Rica K000434071 Unknown type material


    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 5: 66 (1855)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.


    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


    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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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