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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to Panama.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Epiphyte or terrestrial; stems to 60 cm or longer; internodes 1-2 cm long; leaf scars obscured by cataphylls; roots few, green, 3-8 mm diam.; cataphylls coriaceous, 7-15 cm long, drying reddish brown, persisting intact. LEAVES with petiole erect-spreading, 20-90 cm long, 4-8 mm diam., terete or weakly sulcate; geniculum 2-3.5 cm long; blades ovate, moderately thick, 14-55 cm long, 9-38 cm wide, acuminate at apex, deeply lobed at base; anterior lobes 11-44 cm long, posterior lobes 4-12 cm long; sinus parabolic to spathulate; the upper surface semiglossy, the lower surface glossy; the midrib convexly raised above, acutely raised below; primary lateral veins 4-5 per side, weakly sunken above, raised below; basal veins 4-7 pairs, 3-4 coalesced 1-4 cm (rarely free to base); posterior rib naked, weakly turned upward; collective vein arising from first basal vein, sunken above, acutely raised below, 3-10 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect to slightly arching; peduncle 16-50 cm long, 1-4 mm diam., terete; spathe, pale yellow-green, subcoriaceous, oblong-ovate to lanceolate, 6-13 cm long, 1.7-3 cm wide, inserted at 70° angle on peduncle; spadix stipitate 6-10 mm in front, 1-3 mm in back, pale green becoming white or cream colored, 4.5-8.5 cm long, ca. 8 mm diam. at middle, ca. 7 mm diam. at base and apex; flowers 4-lobed, 2.3-2.8 mm long, 2.6-3 mm wide, the sides straight to sigmoid, 5-8 flowers visible in the principal spiral; 8-13 flowers visible per alternate spiral; tepals glossy, obscurely punctate, lateral tepals 1.4 mm wide, the inner margin ± straight; pistils weakly and acutely raised, white, minutely papillate; stigma linear, 0.3 mm long, a minute inconspicuous slit with minute droplets briefly apparent ca. 1 week before stamens emerge; stamens emerging rapidly, scattered throughout spadix, the lateral stamens first; anthers white, held in ± contiguous square at edge of pistil, 0.4-0.7 mm long; thecae ovoid, weakly divaricate; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE arching-pendent; spadix to 15 cm long, to 2 cm diam.; berries red, ovoid, ca. 8 mm long, ca. 5 mm wide; pericarp with elongate raphide cells; mesocarp clear, gelatinous; seeds 2, brown, ca. 4 mm long, ca. 2 mm wide.
    Habitat
    Principally in tropical wet, premontane rain and lower montane rain forest but also in premontane wet forest.
    Distribution
    Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Panamá

    Anthurium hoffmannii Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Tonduz [9858], Costa Rica K000434068 syntype

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

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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.
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    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