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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nicaragua to NW. Venezuela.

    [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
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 3000 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
    Habit
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor
    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    In Costa Rica and Panama the species occurs in premontane wet forest and more commonly in premontane rain forest and lower montane rain forest. It is often one of the most common species at middle elevations, where it is generally found along shady road banks and sometimes forms large stands.
    General Description
    Epiphytic or often terrestrial; stems often to 1 m long; roots thick, directed downward; cataphylls coriaceous, narrowly rounded at apex, with subapical apiculum, drying tan, persisting intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 40-150 cm long, 0.6-1 cm diam., subterete, weakly flattened or weakly sulcate adaxially; geniculum 2-2.2 cm long, tinged pinkish; blades ovate, 30-80 cm long, 20-52 cm wide, acuminate and turning down at apex, deeply lobed at base; anterior lobe 31-54 cm long; the posterior lobes 13-20 cm long; sinus broadly hippocrepiform to spathulate; both surfaces glossy; midrib acutely raised above and below; primary lateral veins 7-9 per side, sunken in valleys above, raised below; interprimary veins sunken above, raised below; basal veins 7-8 pairs, the fourth to sixth coalesced 2.5-3 cm; the posterior rib naked, turned up; collective vein usually arising from one of the lowermost basal veins, frequently from the second or third basal vein, 2-4 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading; peduncle 21-47 cm long, stout; spathe subcoriaceous, ovate or oblong-elliptic, pale greenish white to pale violet, 12.5-24 cm long, 3-8.5 cm wide, cuspidate at apex, round at base, held close to spadix even in fruit, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle; spadix stipitate 12-15 mm in front, 2-3 mm in back, white to violet-purple, ± oblong to tapered to both ends, 5.5-14.5 cm long, 1.2-1.5 cm diam. at middle, 7-9 mm at base and apex; flowers rhombic to 4-lobed, 2.3-3 mm long, 3-3.8 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid; 9-15 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 10-20 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, the lateral tepals 1-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins rounded to angulate; pistils early emergent; stigmas deep purple, ultimately brushlike; stamens emerging from base of spadix, the lateral stamens emerging throughout before alternate stamens emerge, held in a tight cluster over pistil; filaments pale lavender; anthers pale lavender to deep red-violet, sometimes white tinged with red-violet at margins; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix 18-32 cm long; berries dark reddish-violet to violet-purple, often reddish-orange at base, narrowly acute at apex, 10-12 mm long, 4-5 mm wide; seeds 2, 7-8.4 mm long, 3-3.5 mm wide.
    Distribution
    Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Ecuador

    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá, Venezuela

    Anthurium formosum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1983 Bunting, G.S. [2802], Venezuela K000434213 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1983 Bunting, G.S. [2802], Venezuela K000434214 Unknown type material

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 8: 181 (1858)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    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

    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