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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium montanum Hemsl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (SE. Chiapas), SW. Guatemala.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Usually epiphytic, stems 5-15 cm long, 2.5 cm diam.; leaf scars 2.5 cm wide; roots numerous, thick, descending; cataphylls coriaceous. 12 cm long, rounded at apex with subapical apiculum, ca. 3 mm long, drying reddish-brown (B & K Yellow-red 5/7.5) usually persisting as fibers around stem. LEAVES with petioles spreading to erect, (6.5)22-75(99) cm long, 5-15 mm diam., usually D-shaped, sometimes subterete, broadly sulcate, the margins acute; geniculum 1.5-3 cm long (sometimes tinged with red in larger plants); blades triangular to ovate, subcoriaceous, gradually to abruptly acuminate at apex, broadly to deeply lobed at base, 12-55 cm long, 7-30 cm wide, broadest at base; the anterior lobe 11-40 cm long; posterior lobes 5.5-18.5 cm long, usually directed upward; the sinus rarely arcuate, usually hippocrepiform or spathulate, rounded at apex; the upper surface semiglossy to glossy, the lower surface semiglossy; the midrib broadly raised at base above, acutely raised to middle, sunken at apex, convexly raised below; basal veins 3-7 pairs, the fourth to seventh coalesced 1-5.5 cm, raised above and below; the posterior ribs naked, the outer margin rolled up; primary lateral veins 6-11 per side, departing the midrib at 45°-60° angle; weakly sunken above, raised below, straight to the collective vein; lesser veins sunken above, raised below; collective vein arising from the first basal vein, sunken above, raised below, 5-14 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading, shorter than or equalling leaves; peduncle 17-49(65) cm long, 3-8 mm diam., terete to weakly ribbed, shorter than petioles; spathe subcoriaceous, yellow-green to medium green, tinged with red-violet (B & K. Yellow-green 6/7.5 to 5/10), narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 6-8.5 cm long, 1.5-2.7 cm wide, broadest just above point of attachment, caudate-acuminate at apex, round to cordate at base, inserted at 90° angle on peduncle; stipe 2.5 cm long, 4 mm diam., yellow to medium green; spadix green tinged with purple, deep purple or brown, 4-20 cm long, 5-11 mm diam. at base, 4-8 mm diam. at apex; flowers rhombic to sub-4-lobed, 2.5-4.2 mm long, 2.6-4 mm wide, the sides straight to sigmoid; 5-9 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 5-6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte with pale punctations, minutely and densely papillate, droplets sparse; lateral tepals 1.5-2.5 mm wide, the inner margins convex to straight and turned up against pistil; pistils weakly emergent, green; stigma linear, 0.5-0.7 mm long; stamens developing promptly from the base, the full complement developed promptly, the leading stamens preceding alternates only by 2 or 3 spirals; anthers cream to tan, 0.2 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, exserted on short, transparent filaments, quickly retracting; thecae oblong-ellipsoid, slightly divaricate; pollen yellow to cream, fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spadix to 20 cm long, to 2 cm diam.; berries oblong to obtusely triangular, truncate and usually broadest at apex, medium orange (B & K Yellow-red 7/2.5), 10-13 mm in both directions; mesocarp firm, thick with few raphide cells; seeds 1-2, pale greenish-white, weakly flattened, ± reniform, 5-7.5 mm long, 4-6 mm wide, 3-4 mm thick, minutely appendaged at both ends.
    Wet mountain forests and cloud forests (not designated as part of the Holdridge Life Zone system). In Chiapas the species is known principally from "bosque de oyamel" but probably also "bosque pinoencino."
    Known from Chiapas in Mexico, southwest Guatemala and western Colombia.



    Native to:

    Guatemala, Mexico Southeast

    Other Data

    Anthurium montanum Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Salvin, O. [s.n.], Guatemala K000434050 Unknown type material


    First published in Diagn. Pl. Nov. Mexic.: 36 (1879)

    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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