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This species is accepted, and its native range is Jamaica (St. James), W. Cuba.


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Terrestrial or epilithic. Stem short, ca. 1.5-2 cm diam.; roots dense, grayish, moderately to densely velutinous, moderately elongate, ca. 3-5 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, 3- 6 cm long, acute at apex, brown (B & K yellow 4/2.5), persisting semi-intact, eventually as a reticulum of fibers. LEAVES with petioles (5)15-40 cm long, ca. (3)6-10 mm diam., terete to weakly sulcate, medium green; geniculum 1 cm long; blades coriaceous to subcoriaceous, oblong-ovate, acute to shortly acuminate at apex (the acumen shortly apiculate), ± rounded to subcordate or weakly cordate at base, (17)24.5-46 cm long, (12.5)15.7- 21.5 cm wide, broadest at or near the middle, the margins broadly undulate; anterior lobe (15)22.5- 40 cm long; the posterior lobes (3.5)5-6 cm long, (4)5-6 cm wide, directed downward and rounded at apex; sinus mostly triangular, rarely arcuate with the blade decurrent on petiole to shallowly triangular, 1-3 cm deep; both surfaces glossy, moderately bicolorous, drying yellowish brown to yellowish green; midrib convexly raised above, paler than surface, more prominently raised below; basal veins 3-4 pairs, all free to base, raised above and below; primary lateral veins 5-9 per side, departing midrib at 40-65º angle, straight to broadly arcuate, prominently raised and paler than surface above and below; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins prominulous; reticulate veins raised; collective vein arising from near the apex or absent. INFLORESCENCES spreading; peduncle 12-84 cm long, ca. 3-8 mm diam., 1.4-2.9 x as long as petiole; spathe reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3- 10 cm long, 1- 1.5 cm wide, broadest near the base, acuminate at apex (the acumen sometimes cuspidate, 6-7 mm long), acute to decurrent at base; stipe 15-1 7 mm long in front, 5 mm long in back; spadix brownish green to purplish brown, tapered, ± erect to curved, 2- 15 cm long, 5-6 mm diam. near base, 2-3 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 2.5-2.9 mm long, 1.4-2 mm wide, the sides straight to smoothly sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in principal spiral, 8-9 in alternate spiral; tepals weakly roughened; lateral tepals 1.3- 1.7 mm wide, the inner margins broadly convex, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils pale green; stigma ± ellipsoid, 0.3-0.4 mm long; anthers 0.3- 0.4 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide; thecae ± ovoid, not at all or only slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe persisting; spadix to 17 cm long, to 2 cm diam.; berries orange-red, ± ovoid to obovoid, 6-6.5 mm long, 4.5-6.2 mm diam.; seeds 1-2 per berry, brown with numerous pale raphide cells on the surface, 3.7-4 mm long, 1.7-2.8 mm diam., 1.2- 1.8 mm thick.
Limestone cliffs.
Known only from Cuba and is apparently restricted to Pinar del Rio Province, especially around Vinales.

Native to:

Cuba, Jamaica

Anthurium venosum Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lewis, G.P. [1851], Cuba 56217.000
Wright, C. [3709], Cuba K000434186 Unknown type material

First published in Cat. Pl. Cub.: 219 (1866)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Arias Granda, I. (1998). Flora de la República de Cuba, Ser. A., 1(1): 1-46.
  • 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

  • Croat, T.B. 1991. A revision of Anthurium Section Pachyneurium (Araceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 78 (3): 539-855

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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