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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium curvilaminum Croat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphytic or epipetric herb; stems short, less than 15 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; internodes short; leaf scars inconspicuous; roots spreading or descending, 2-3 mm diam.; cataphylls moderately thick, narrowly acuminate at apex, drying reddish brown, weathering to coarse, persistent fibers. LEAVES with petioles erect, 5-17 cm long, 7-10 mm diam., rounded abaxially, shallowly and bluntly sulcate adaxially; geniculum 1-2 cm long, only slightly paler and thicker than the petiole; blades coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate to rarely narrowly elliptic, prominently arched along the midrib (sometimes forming an arc equalling half of a circle), short-acuminate at apex, acute at base, 25-52 cm long, 6-14 cm wide usually broadest just above the middle, the margin markedly revolute, not at all undulate; upper surface semiglossy, lacking glandular-punctations, drying with numerous, pale raphide cells visible; lower surface much paler, densely and conspicuously glandular-punctate; midrib broadly raised at base above, diminishing and sunken to near apex, convexly raised (to 0.8 mm) below; primary lateral veins 12-20 per side, departing midrib at 40-60° angle, running straight to the collective vein, weakly etched to weakly sunken above, flat to prominulous below, drying prominulous to prominent above, flat to prominulous below; interprimary veins weakly visible on both surfaces, drying more or less as prominent as the primary lateral veins; collective vein arising from the base, 7-10(-16) mm from the margin, etched or weakly sunken above, drying prominently sunken above, prominent below. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, shorter than the leaves; peduncle 16-30 cm long, 5-7 mm diam., 2-3 times longer than the petioles, terete; spathe green tinged with red-violet, lanceolate to oblong, 3.5-9 cm long, 1-3 cm wide, broadest near middle or below, obtuse to rounded and cuspidate at apex (the tip inrolled along its margins), acute at base, the margins rolled under, meeting unequally at base, inserted at 60° on peduncle; spadix violet purple (B & K Blue-purple 5/2.5), weakly tapered, bluntly rounded at apex, 5-11 cm long, 8-10 mm diam. near base, 5-7 mm diam. at apex; flowers 4-lobed, 2.2-2.5 mm long, 2.5-2.8 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid, 8-13 (mostly 9) flowers visible in the principal spiral; tepals glossy, the lateral tepals 1.2 mm diam., 5-6-sided, the inner margin obtusely angular; pistil not emergent before anthe-sis of stamens, then hidden by the stamens; stamens emerging promptly, beginning from the base, the lateral stamens emerging throughout the length of the spadix before the alternates emerge; anthers 0.3 mm long, 0.6 mm wide, lavender, held in a tight cluster over pistil; thecae ellipsoid, widely divaricate; pollen lavender, fading white. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries subglobose, red, ca. 5-6 mm diam.; seeds brown, 3-3.2 mm long, 2.4 mm diam., 1.7 mm thick, obovoid-elliptic, narrowly rounded at base and oblique, truncate or weakly sunken at apex with a short, translucent appendage.
    Endemic to Panama, found in Coclé and Panamá Provinces.
    Tropical wet or premontane rain forest.



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium curvilaminum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1981 Hammel, B. [3544], Panama K000434236 isotype


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 80 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • 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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