1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium cordatum (L.) Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Jamaica, Lesser Antilles.

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic

    Terrestrial plant, stems erect, elongate; petioles more than 10 cm; basal veins arcuate forming a collective vein parallel to the margin; Spathe narrowly lanceolate, green or yellowish; leaf blades cordate-ovate.

    Distribution

    Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands

    General Description

    Climbing epiphytic plant with extensive supporting roots, occasionally on rocks and erect or sprawling. Petioles of mature leaves 30-50 cm long; blades cordate-ovate, 25-40 cm long, 15-24 cm wide, the apex narrowed and often long-cuspidate, the base cordate, with sinus obtuse to rounded, shallow or deep, and lobes semiovate, overlapping or widely separated, onepair of primary veins conspicuously arcuate-ascending; young leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, 5-6 cm long, 3-8 cm wide, the apex long-attenuate, the base rounded or truncate to obtusely cordate. Peduncle to 35 cm long; spathe lanceolate, 4-6 cm long, green, the apex long-acuminate; spadix 5-9 cm long in flower to 20 cm or more in fruit. Berries red or purplish.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Jamaica, Leeward Is., Windward Is.

    Anthurium cordatum (L.) Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    49791.000
    Guilding, L. [s.n.], St.Vincent K000434039 Unknown type material
    Guilding, L. [s.n.], St.Vincent K000434040 Unknown type material

    First published in Wiener Z. Kunst 3: 828 (1829)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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