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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Melet. 1:19. 1832.
Synonym Arum tripartitum Jacq. Hort. Schoenbr. 2:33, pI. 190. 1797.
Description A small or large, epiphytic vine, the internodes elongate, 5-12 cm. long, 1-1.5 cm. thick; cataphylls elongate-lanceolate, caducous; petioles terete, commonly 20-30 cm. long and 1-1.5 cm. thick at the base; blades thin when dried, 3- parted, the segments oblong-lanceolate, acuminate or short-cuspidate, subequal, about 15-25 cm. long and 4-7 cm. wide, the lateral ones conspicuously oblique, all 3 segments sessile, almost or quite distinct; peduncles solitary, 3-7 cm. long, rather stout; spathe whitish, toward the apex often yellowish, the tube oblong, 3-4 cm. long, the blade ovate or ovate-oblong, short-acuminate, about 5-6 cm. long and 3 cm. wide; spadix borne on a stipe 2-4 cm. long, the pistillate portion 3-4 cm. long, 8-10 mm. thick, the staminate 3.5-5 cm. long, slightly attenuate upward; pistils cylindric, 1.5-1.8 mm. long, 7- to 11-celled, the cells 1- or 2- ovulate; berries red.
Distribution Climbing over trees, usually in wet forest, commonly at or near sea level, British Honduras and Guatemala to Jamaica, Venezuela, and Colombia. Originally described from Caracas, Venezuela.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Frijoles, Pittier 3755; Barro Colorado Island, Shattuck I82. PANAMA: Juan Diaz, Standley 30618. Pittier 5601 from Garagara
Note cited by Engler and Krause under this species (Pflanzenreich IV. 23Db:108. 1913), is rather Anthurium garagaranum Standl. Illustrated, Pflanzenreich IV. 23Db:108.
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