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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium bakeri Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to Guyana and Ecuador.


    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 200 - 1900 m.; Amazonia, Andes.
    Hierba, trepadora, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Wetter parts of tropical moist, premontane wet, and tropical wet forest.
    Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. It has also been recorded in Jamaica.
    General Description
    Epiphyte, stems less than 10 cm long, 1.5 cm diam.; roots moderately slender; leaf scars ca. 1.7 cm wide; cataphylls coriaceous, 3-6 cm long, acuminate at apex (the acumen apiculate to 2 mm), drying brown, persisting as fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles (3)11-17 cm long, to 5 mm diam., subterete to sharply sulcate; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades narrowly elliptic-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, 19-55 cm long, 2.8-9 cm wide, broadest at middle, acuminate at apex, narrowly rounded at base; upper surface matte, lower surface paler and matte with reddish-brown glandular punctations; midrib convexly raised below; primary lateral veins nearly obscure, flat, departing midrib at 45° angle, straight to collective vein; collective vein arising from base, sunken, significantly more prominent than the primary lateral veins, continuous to apex of leaf, 2-4 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, much shorter than leaves; peduncle 5.5-30 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., half as long or as long as petioles; spathe coriaceous, pale yellow-green (B & K Yellow-green 9/10), the edges sometimes tinged with purple, 2-5.5 cm long, 7-28 mm wide, oblong-lanceolate, inserted at ca. 60° angle on peduncle, obtuse at apex and base; stipe 3 mm long, 2 mm diam.; spadix creamy white (B & K Yellow-red 9/5), 2-11 cm long, 5-15 mm diam. at base, 4.5-12 mm diam. at apex; flowers square to 4-lobed, 1.6-3.5 mm long, 1.7-3.2 mm wide, the sides jaggedly sigmoid, 7-8 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, minutely papillate, lateral tepals 1.5 mm wide, the inner margin convex; pistils not emergent; stigma minute, slitlike, ca. 0.1 mm long, droplets apparent before stamens emerge; stamens emerging in an irregular pattern, usually lateral stamens first followed by alternates, anthers scarcely exposed, pushing pollen out around pistil, white, ca. 0.2 mm long, 0.3 mm wide; pollen white. INFRUCTESCENCE erect, spathe reflexed against peduncle; spadix 7.5-8.5 cm long, 1.2-1.4 cm diam.; berries red, pointed at apex, obovoid ca. 6 mm long; mesocarp juicy, pulpy, transparent with numerous oblong raphide cells; seeds 2, ovoid, cream-colored, flattened, 3.2 mm long, 2 mm wide, 1.2 mm thick, enveloped by a gelatinous substance extending below the base.



    Native to:

    Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua, Panamá, Venezuela


    Other Data

    Anthurium bakeri Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 17, 2004 Braithwaite, K. [3] 66265.000
    Costa Rica K000434081 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.] 51434.000
    Bancroft, N.D. [025], Belize 70000.279


    First published in Bot. Mag. 102: t. 6261 (1876)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • 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.


    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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