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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Tropical wet forests and transition to tropical moist forests.
    Distribution
    Grows from southwestern Nicaragua to Costa Rica.
    General Description
    Epiphytic climber; internodes 1.5-7.0(-11.0) cm x 8-15 mm; cataphylls subcoriaceous, reddish brown, 3.5-10.0 cm long, rounded at apex, with thick sub-apical apiculum ca. 4 mm long, decomposing into fibers, persistent. LEAVES spreading; petiole 14.5-58.0 cm x 2-6 mm, terete (narrowly flattened); geniculum 1.0-2.5 cm x 3-5 mm, weakly sulcate, drying conspicuously darker than petiole; blades ovate-triangular, lobed to 5-18 cm from the base, subcoriaceous, (14-)22-58 x (7-)20-58 cm, dark green above, much paler, silvery-green, below, semiglossy on both sides, densely covered with white linear raphides on upper surface, base broadly arcuate to truncate; central lobe ovate to oblong-ovate, 17-45 x 8-20 cm, apex acuminate; midrib raised above, angled, diminished and sunken at apex, raised below, angled; primary lateral veins 5-8 per side, straight, raised to weakly sunken above, rounded, raised below, departing midrib at 30-45°; tertiary veins less conspicuous; collective veins arising from the first pair of basal veins, 3-5 mm from the margin, sunken above, prominulous below; lateral lobes spreading, (90-)110-130° from central lobe, (4-)10-29 cm x (4-)6-18 cm, apex broadly rounded, inner margin straight to weakly concave, outer margin convex; basal veins 3-5 pairs, the first usually free, the remaining joined for 2-5 cm; posterior ribs straight to weakly curved upward, 90° from midrib, naked for up to 4 cm. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 13-28(-37) cm x 3-6 mm, shorter than petiole; spathe pale green, oblong-lanceolate, 8-20(-28) x 0.9-3.0 cm, apex long-acuminate, base truncate; stipe 0.5-2.5 cm long; spadix yellow-green to bright yellow, narrowly long-tapered, 7-26 cm long, 6-9 mm diam. at base, 3-5 mm diam. at apex; 4-8 flowers per principal spiral, 4-lobed, ca. 2.0 x 2.5 mm, sides jaggedly sigmoid; tepals glossy, lateral tepals ca. 1 mm wide, inner margin rounded, outer margin bluntly angled; stamens not exserted; anthers ca. 1.5 x 1.0 mm, thecae elliptic, slightly divaricate; pistil weakly emergent; stigma brush-like, ca. 0.3 mm long. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent, becoming red-purple, to 40 cm long, 1.0-1.5 cm diam.; fruits violetpurple at apex, white at base, obovoid, acute at apex, ca. 5 x 3 mm.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, Nicaragua

    Anthurium subsignatum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Costa Rica 49790.000
    s.coll. [s.n.] 29047.130

    First published in Bonplandia (Hannover) 9: 368 (1861)

    Accepted by

    • Carlsen, M.M. & Croat, T.B. (2007). Taxonomic revision of Anthurium section Semaeophllium Schott (Araceae) Harvard Papers in Botany 12: 173-234.
    • 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.
    • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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