1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium coriaceum G.Don

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Espírito Santo to Paraná).


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

    General Description
    Terrestrial or epilithic, sometimes epiphytic; stem less than 20 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm diam.; roots mostly descending, to 5 mm diam.; cataphylls coriaceous, unribbed, broadly lanceolate, 12- 14 cm long, acute to obtuse at apex, drying straw-colored, becoming brown toward base, persisting semi-intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles (3)19-60 cm long, (4)l0- 15 mm diam., terete, sometimes obtusely flattened adaxially, the surface sometimes pale-speckled; geniculum moderately thicker and paler than petiole, 1-2.5 cm long; sheath 4-5.5 cm long; blades coriaceous, broadly elliptic to somewhat oblong, sometimes somewhat lanceolate or oblanceolate, acute to rounded and minutely apiculate at apex, acute to obtuse or rounded (rarely shallowly cordate) at base, (35)60-110 cm long, (6)15-28(39) cm wide, broadest usually above the middle, the margins moderately undulate; upper surface matte to weakly glossy, medium green, lower surface semiglossy, slightly paler; midrib above flat to broadly convex at base, becoming convexly to acutely raised toward apex, prominently convex below; primary lateral veins numerous, departing midrib at (40)50-70(80)° angle, straight to slightly arcuate to the collective vein, weakly sunken to weakly raised and obscure above, similar but more visible below, raised above and below when dried; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins prominulous above and below on drying; collective vein arising near the base, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 5-20(30) mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect; peduncle 11-44 cm long, (3)5-9 mm diam., (0.2)0.5-1.7(3.6) x as long as petiole, terete; spathe erect, coriaceous, green, broadly lanceolate-elliptic, (7.5)10-24 cm long, (1.7)2.5-4.3 cm wide, broadest near the base, acute to acuminate at apex, acute at base; spadix pale purplish to maroon, sessile, tapered, erect, straight to slightly curved, 10-31 cm long, 8-12 mm diam. midway, 4-5 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 2.5-3.1 mm long, 1.8-2 mm wide, the sides straight to weakly sigmoid; 13-23 flowers visible in principal spiral, 8- 14 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, smooth; lateral tepals 1.6-2 mm wide, the outer margins 2-sided, the inner margins rounded; stigma oblong-ellipsoid, 0.5 mm long, depressed medially; anthers 0.5-0.7 mm long, 0.6-0.7 mm wide, inclined over and obscuring pistil; thecae ovoid-oblong, slightly or not divaricate; pollen pale yellow on drying. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spathe persisting; spadix to 18 cm long, 2 cm diam., with the berries scattered throughout; berries dirty white to pale lavender, greenish at apex, obovoid-oblong, truncate at apex, 7 mm long, 5 mm diam., the pericarp with raphide cells; seeds 2 per berry, ovoid-ellipsoid, 4.5-5 mm long, 3-3.5 mm wide, 1.7-2 mm thick, flattened on one side, oblique and with a short, hooked appendage at apex.
    The species occurs terrestrially, or on rocks, less often epiphytically, in dry areas on windward slopes.
    This species is readily distinguished by its large, coriaceous, green-drying, more or less matte leaf blades with numerous primary lateral veins that are as conspicuous as the interprimary veins, and a collective vein which arises from near the base and is remote from the margin. The peduncle may be shorter or slightly longer than the petioles.
    To coastal southeastern Brazil, ranging from central Espirito Santo to Guanabara with a single outlying collection on Dos Corais Islands off the coast of Parani State. It is expected in some of the few remaining natural areas along the coast between Rio de Janeiro and Parani states.



    Native to:

    Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

    Anthurium coriaceum G.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brazil 43963.000
    Plummer, J. [145], Brazil 45795.000
    Graham [s.n.], Brazil K000434178 Unknown type material
    Graham [s.n.], Brazil K000434179 Unknown type material

    First published in R.Sweet, Hort. Brit., ed. 3: 633 (1839)

    Accepted by

    • 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.


    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.

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