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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Premontane wet forest and tropical wet forest life zones.
    Distribution
    Endemic to Costa Rica.
    General Description
    Epiphytic; stem erect; cataphylls coriaceous, 17- 51 cm long, lanceolate, obtuse to mucronate at apex, light green, drying light tan (B & K yellow-red 9/ l0), persisting with the apex remaining intact. LEAVES spreading; petioles 14-63 cm long, 7- 12 mm diam., quadrangular, flattened to broadly and sharply sulcate adaxially, the margins sharply raised, sharply 2-3-ribbed abaxially; geniculum thicker and paler than petiole, becoming fissured transversely with age, (1.3)2-7 cm long; blades coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate to oblong or oblongtriangular, rounded to obtuse to acuminate at apex, rounded to truncate at base, 37-140(160) cm long, 8-38(45) cm wide, the margins undulate; upper surface matte to semiglossy, medium green, lower surface semiglossy to glossy, paler; midrib obtusely angular at base, becoming narrowly raised toward the apex above, prominently higher than broad at base, becoming prominently convexly raised toward the apex below, paler than surface above and below; primary lateral veins more than 20 per side, departing midrib at 45-75º angle, prominently and narrowly raised above and below; tertiary veins obscure above, raised and darker than surface below; collective vein arising in the lower half of the blade, sunken above, raised below, less prominent than primary lateral veins, 2-3 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES spreading, shorter than leaves; peduncle 13-25 cm long, 0.6-0.7 x as long as petiole, terete; spathe usually recurled and twisted, prominently reflexed, subcoriaceous, green or violet-purple, narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate,10.5-32 cm long, 3-7 cm wide, inserted at 45º angle on peduncle, acuminate at apex, rounded to subcordate at base; spadix yellow-green, long-tapered, 16-38 cm long, 9-12 mm diam. near base, 6-7 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic to 4-lobed, 2.5-4 mm in both directions, the sides sigmoid; 7-1 1 flowers visible in principal spiral, ca. 9 in alternate spiral; tepals matte to semiglossy; lateral tepals ca. 2.7 mm wide, the inner margins convex; pistils emergent, green, violet-purple at apex; stigma ellipsoid, ca. 1 mm long, stamens emerging promptly throughout length of spadix in a complete sequence, grouped in a circle around the pistil; anthers 1 -1.1 mm long, 1 -1.2 mm wide; thecae oblong to narrowly ovoid, slightly divaricate; pollen cream. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix to 50 cm long; berries probably orange at maturity, oblonglinear, acute to blunt at apex, 10-14 mm long, ca. 3.5 mm diam.; seeds 2 per berry, 3.4-3.6 mm long, ca. 1.6 mm diam., with a minute appendage at both ends.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

    Anthurium spectabile Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    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

    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