Anthurium radicans K.Koch & Haage

First published in Index Seminum (B, Berolinensis) 1854(App.): 10 (1855)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Brazil (Bahia to Espírito Santo). It is a subshrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

General Description
Stem elongated, decumbent, densely covered by thickish, 2 - 3 cm long cataphylls. Petiole terete, more than twice as short as blade or subequal to it, 3 - 9 cm long, geniculum 1 - 1.5 cm long. LEAF blade coriaceous, bullate adaxially, deep green, pale abaxially, cordate-ovate, shortly acuminate, 10 -15 cm long, 6 - 8 cm wide, primary lateral veins of the midrib 3 - 4 on each side, strongly ascending, all or the uppermost ones joined into a collective vein running through the middle of each half of the leaf blade, secondary lateral veins transverse. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle as long as the petiole or shorter, 2 - 4 cm long. Spathe thick, patent, reddish, broadly cordate-ovate, 3.5 - 4 cm long, 2 - 2.5 cm wide. Spadix with a stipe 1 cm long or longer, thick, reddish-green, shorter than spathe, 2 - 3.5 cm long, 1.5 cm thick. Tepals short, oblong, apex pointing upwards. Stamens nearly twice as long as tepals. Ovary conoid narrowed into a distinct style, equalling stamens in length, greenish and purple-punctate. Berries ovoid, rostrate with the style remnant, green, 5 mm long, 3 mm thick. INFRUCTESCENCE: Seeds shortly obovoid, testa brown, minutely verruculose. Embryo hatchet-shaped.
Distribution
South Brazilian Province? Until now known only from botanic gardens.
[CATE]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • 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.
    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0