1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium metallicum Linden ex Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia (Cundinamarca).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Anthurium metallicum is endemic to Colombia and is known only from the Department of Cundinamarca growing erect or semi-erect in ravines or along the border of trails.

    General Description

    Terrestrial to hemiepiphytic herb; stems erect or suberect, with long adventitious roots, growing down laxly to the soil, 4-6 mm diam., violet-purple, departing in groups of 5 or more around the stem; stems to ca. 1 m long, brownish gray, erect or repent; internodes 2.5-3.2 cm long, 3.6-4.3 cm diam.; leaf scars circular to elliptic, to 3.5 cm wide, 3.6-4.3 cm high; cataphylls dark red to purplish violet, 27 cm long, persisting as longitudinal fibers forming a network of fibers, straw-colored. LEAVES sub-erect to spreading, aggregated mostly at the apex of the stem; petioles (40-)74-92 cm long, 0.8-1.3 cm diam., terete, deeply sulcate adaxially toward the apex, smooth, light green to purplish violet in the apical portion and near the base; geniculum (2.0-)3.5-6 cm long, 1 cm diam., deeply sulcate; blades (30-)55-70 cm long, (25-)35-48 cm wide; margins undulate; upper surface dark lustrous green and velvety above with major veins light green to cream along the major veins; the major veins prominently U-shaped on lower surface; midnb and basal veins pale green, bluntly V-sulcate above, tinged with violet-purple at the insertion of the petiole; primary lateral veins (4-)8-10 pairs slender and prominent; interprimary veins and secondary veins flat to weakly sunken above; lower surface light yellow-green; minor veins sunken, dark green; collective veins arising from the 1st pair of basal veins, 1 cm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect to slightly spreading; peduncle 24-31 cm long, 0.8-1.0 cm diam., green, purplish violet near the base, purplish violet to red near the apex; spathe dark pink to red, 15-21 cm long, 2-7.5 cm wide, elliptic, coriaceous, recurved at anthesis; spadix stipitate (stipe 1.5 cm long, 9 mm diam.), slightly darker green than the spathe, yellowish green, 12.5-19 cm long, to 1.4 cm diam. INFRUCTESCENCE 31-40 cm long, 2.8-3 cm diam.; berries yellow at maturity.

    [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
    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2400 - 2500 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba, hemiepífita
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Anthurium metallicum Linden ex Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Syst. Aroid.: 506 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • 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
    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.

    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

    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