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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium maguirei A.D.Hawkes

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guyana to Suriname.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    It has been recorded as growing terrestrially in a "marshy" area as well as "terrestrial/epiphytic, climbing," although the last attribution is dubious.
    General Description
    Description based on dried material only. Terrestrial or epiphytic; stem moderately elongate, horizontally creeping; internodes short, 0.8-1 cm diam.; roots moderately few, brownish, smooth, moderately slender and elongate, ca. 2-3 mm diam.; cataphylls broadly triangular, 1.5-3.5 cm long, acute at apex, reddish brown to dark brown, persisting intact. LEAVES with petioles 4.5-2 1 cm long, ca. 2-3 mm diam., apparently subterete or C-shaped, sharply and narrowly sulcate adaxially, rounded abaxially; geniculum slightly thicker than petiole, 0.3-0.7 cm long; blades coriaceous, oblong-ovate to broadly elliptic, obtuse at apex (the acumen apiculate), rounded (occasionally obtuse) at base, 9.5-16 cm long, 2.8-5.7 cm wide, broadest at or below the middle; both surfaces matte, yellowish brown; midrib apparently acutely raised above, convexly raised below; primary lateral veins 5-8 per side, departing midrib at 30-45° angle, arcuate, probably flat or weakly sunken above, raised below; interprimary veins almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins weakly raised below; collective vein arising from near the apex, sunken above, raised below, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 2-6 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES longer than leaves; peduncle 22-26.5 cm long, ca. 2-3 mm diam., 3.1-5.5x as long as petiole, terete; spathe probably spreading or reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, lanceolate, 3-4 cm long, 0.6-0.8 cm wide, broadest near the base, acuminate at apex (the acumen inrolled, 1-2 mm long), acute at base; stipe 2-2.2 cm long in front, 1.7-1.8 cm long in back; spadix green, cylindroid, 4.3-4.5 cm long, 4 mm diam.; flowers square, 2-2.4 mm in both directions, the sides straight to smoothly sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in principal spiral, 3-4 in alternate spiral; tepals apparently smooth; lateral tepals 1.2-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins straight, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils exposed; stigma linear, 0.2- 0.3 mm long; anthers 0.4 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, inclined over and obscuring the pistil; thecae oblong- ovoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
    Known only from Table Mountain in Surinam.



    Native to:

    Guyana, Suriname

    Other Data

    Anthurium maguirei A.D.Hawkes appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1952 Maguire, B. [24218], Surinam K000434156 isotype


    First published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 75: 633 (1948)

    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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