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This species is accepted, and its native range is Virgin Islands (St. John), British Virgin Islands (Tortola).


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Description based on dried material only. Epilithic; stem and cataphylls unknown. LEAVES with petioles ca. 34-45 cm long, ca. 7 mm diam., mostly spreading, apparently D-shaped, slightly flattened laterally, sulcate adaxially, with the margins acutely raised, rounded abaxially; geniculum thicker and paler than petiole, 1-1.5 cm long; sheath 4 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, oblong-ovate, somewhat triangular, acute to weakly and shortly acuminate at apex (the acumen ca. 10 mm long), broadly and shallowly cordate at base, 36-46 cm long, 14-19 cm wide, broadest in the basal third, the margins conspicuously and broadly undulate; apex of posterior lobes rounded; sinus parabolic-arcuate, 3 cm deep; both surfaces weakly glossy, yellowish brown and greenish in part; midrib apparently convexly raised above and below; major veins convexly raised, paler than surface and yellowish above and below; basal veins 3-4 pairs, 2nd & 3rd to 4th coalesced for up to 1.3 cm; primary lateral veins 3-5 per side, departing midrib at 25-45° angle, mostly straight, sometimes arcuate to the margin; interprimary veins sometimes present, ranging from not as conspicuous as to almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins conspicuous above and below; reticulate veins obscure above, weakly visible below; collective vein arising from uppermost ½ or ? of the blade, less prominent than primary lateral veins, to 11 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES apparently ± spreading; peduncle 39-73 cm long, 2-4 mm diam., 1.1-2.1 x as long as petiole, pale green, subterete; spathe semi-erect to reflexed, thinly coriaceous, ale green, oblong-lanceolate, 7.5-13.5 cm long, 0.8-1.4 cm wide, broadest near the base, inserted at 40-50° angle on peduncle, narrowly acuminate to caudate at apex (the acumen 10-20 mm long), acute to obtuse at base; spadix dark maroon purple to brownish purple, long-tapered, sessile, held at 150-170° angle from peduncle, 14-27 cm long, 6-8 mm diam. near base, 2-3 mm diam. near apex, broadest near the base; flowers rhombic, 1.6-2.4 mm long, 1.7-2.8 mm wide, the sides jaggedly to smoothly sigmoid; 7-8 flowers visible in principal spiral, 4-6 in alternate spiral; tepals roughened, lateral tepals 1.1-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins usually broadly convex, sometimes straight, the outer margins 2-sided; stigma broadly ellipsoid, 0.4-0.6 mm long, densely brush-like; filaments apparently flattened, 0.4-0.5 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide; anthers yellow, 0.5-0.6 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide; thecae oblong, not divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
Endemic to the West Indies, known only by a few collections, on two of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (St. John and Tortola, respectively).

Native to:

Leeward Is.

Anthurium × selloanum K.Koch appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Index Seminum (B, Berolinensis) 1854(App.): 8 (1855)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • 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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