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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphytic or terrestrial; stem short; roots descending, whitish green, smooth to weakly pubescent, blunt at apex, 2-5 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, elliptic, 10-28 cm long, minutely apiculate and inequilateral at apex, drying tan, persisting intact, soon dilacerating into reticulum of fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 9-50 cm long, 1.3-2.5 cm diam., ± trapezoidal to thicker than broad, flattened to weakly sulcate, sometimes with weak rib diminishing toward the base adaxially, the margins prominently and sharply raised, sharply and prominently 1-3-ribbed abaxially, the surface minutely pale-speckled; geniculum much thicker and paler than petiole, 1-3 cm long; blades thickly coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, gradually to abruptly acuminate at apex (the acumen apiculate), acute to obtuse at base, 50-125 cm long, 9-33 cm wide, broadest near or above the middle; upper surface weakly glossy to semiglossy, dark green, lower surface matte, paler; midrib flat at base, becoming convexly raised toward the apex, much paler than surface above, prominently higher than broad and sharply 1-3-ribbed at base below, gradually becoming prominently and obtusely to acutely angular and eventually convex toward the apex, paler than surface; primary lateral veins 10-25 per side, departing midrib at 60-70° angle, slightly arcuate-ascending, weakly raised in grooves above, narrowly and convexly raised below; interprimary veins sunken above, flat or slightly raised and darker than surface below; tertiary veins obscure above, darker than surface below; collective vein arising from near the base, sometimes in the upper third of the blade, sunken or ± obscure above, weakly raised to flat and darker than surface below, 3- 10 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect-spreading and slightly arching, equalling or shorter than leaves; peduncle 49-85 cm long, 1.3-2 cm diam., 0.5-3(6.6)x as long as petiole, green to violet-purple, with prominent rounded rib adaxially, more prominently ribbed abaxially; spathe erect to cucullate, hooding the spadix, coriaceous, dark purple, narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 9-33.5 cm long, 2-11 cm wide, broadest in the lower third, inserted at 60° angle on peduncle, acuminate at apex (the acumen caudate, to 15 mm long), decurrent at base; spadix violet-purple to maroon, shortly tapered toward apex (occasionally toward both ends), 7-18 cm long, 8-28 mm diam. Near base, 5-17 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic to slightly 4-lobed, 2-3.6 mm long, 1.8-3 mm wide, the sides straight to jaggedly sigmoid; ca. 15 flowers visible in either spiral; tepals matte to semiglossy, minutely punctate, covered with dust-like waxy bloom; lateral tepals 1.2-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins turned up against pistil; pistils exserted ca. 0.5 mm, green at base, purplish brown at apex; stigma 1 mm long, droplets copious, appearing 3-4 weeks before stamens emerge; stamens emerging in a scattered pattern throughout spadix, lateral stamens emerging to apex before alternates start emerging; anthers creamy, 0.4- 0.5 mm long, 0.6-1 mm wide; thecae ellipsoid, slightly divaricate; pollen yellow-orange fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE erect or spreading; spathe cucullate and withered; spadix 20-25 cm long, to 4 cm diam.; berries orange to yellow (B & K yellow 8/25), oblong-ellipsoid to obovoid, acute at apex, 8.9-19 mm long, 5-8 mm diam.; pericarp thickened, transparent in lower half with few raphide cells; mesocarp mealy, orange; seeds 2 per berry, tan, oblong, 4-6.5 mm long, 2-2.7 mm diam., ca. 2 mm thick, weakly beaked at both ends.
    Tropical wet and premontane rainforest life zones.
    Known only from Panama, on both slopes of the Continental Divide.



    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium luteynii Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Croat, T.B. [25521], Panama K000434282 isotype


    First published in Selbyana 5: 324 (1981)

    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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