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

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


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

    General Description
    Terrestrial; stem to 30 cm long, 2-4 cm diam.; leaf scars, 0.8-1 cm high, 2-2.5 cm wide; roots .moderately numerous, descending, tan, smooth, short, moderately thick, slightly tapered, 3-5 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 7-13 cm long, acute at apex and with subapical apiculum, medium green, drying brown, persisting intact, eventually deciduous. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles (12)30-73 cm long, 5-7 mm diam., quadrangular to subterete, flattened to weakly and broadly sulcate adaxially, sharply to bluntly 1-3 ribbed abaxially, the surface minutely pale-speckled; geniculum remote from the base of the blade 10-20 cm, 1.5-2 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, ovate to narrowly ovate or lanceolate, long-acuminate at apex, abruptly attenuate then acute to obtuse to truncate or subcordate at base, 20-66 cm long, 8.5-30 cm wide, broadest at or near the middle, the margins undulate; upper surface matte to weakly glossy, medium green, lower surface semiglossy to glossy, paler; midrib bluntly angular-raised above, below prominently higher than broad at base, becoming angular-raised toward the apex and paler than surface; primary lateral veins 11-20 per side, departing midrib at 40-60° angle, broadly arcuate, sunken to weakly raised in grooves above, prominently convexly raised below; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins sunken above, raised below; collective vein arising from near the base, sunken above, raised below, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 2-8 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect, longer than leaves; peduncle (30)70-130 cm long, equal to 1.2-1.5 x as long as petiole; spathe pale green, ovate-lanceolate, 8-13 cm long, 2.5-4.8 cm wide, inserted at 45° angle on peduncle, acuminate at apex, rounded at base; spadix pale green, moderately tapered, 5-12 cm long, ca. 9 mm diam. near base, ca. 6 mm diam. near apex; flowers sub-rhombic to 4-lobed, 1.7-2.5 mm long, 2-2.7 mm wide, the sides straight to sigmoid; 8-9 flowers visible in principal spiral, 12-1 8 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, minutely and densely papillate; lateral tepals 1.4-1.8 mm wide, the inner margins straight; pistils weakly emergent, green; stigma 0.4 mm long, weakly exserted and brushlike, droplets appearing 3-4 days before stamens emerge; stamens emerging in a scattered pattern, held against the pistil; filaments fleshy, greenish, translucent; anthers creamy white, 0.5-1 mm long, 0.6- 1.1 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, not divaricate; pollen yellow fading to creamy white, abundant. INFRUCTESCENCE: not seen.
    Endemic to Costa Rica, principally on the southwestern, Pacific slope.
    Premontane wet, tropical wet, and premontane rain forest.


    Native to:

    Costa Rica

    Anthurium oerstedianum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Croat, Costa Rica 51387.000

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 8: 180 (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.


    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.

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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