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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas).


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    "bosque pino-encino."
    General Description
    Epiphytic or terrestrial; stems green, less than 30 cm long, 2-3 cm diam.; leaf scars 1.5 cm wide; roots 5-6 mm diam., pale green to tan, descending; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 6-10 cm long, pale green, acute at apex with slender subapical apiculum to 3 mm long, drying dark brown, the apex remaining intact, splitting at base and persisting. LEAVES with petioles erect to spreading, subterete or flattened adaxially, rarely with single abaxial rib; geniculum 2-2.5 cm long; blades ovate to ovate-triangular, acuminate at apex, shallowly to deeply lobed at base, 24-64 cm long, 15-46 cm wide, broadest below middle or near point of petiole attachment; anterior lobe 16-49 cm long, the margins convex; posterior lobes 7-20 cm long; sinus arcuate to parabolic, frequently with decurrent petiole; upper surface semiglossy, lower surface matte to semiglossy; the midrib flat to weakly, convexly raised above, narrowing and sunken at apex, prominently raised below; basal veins 3-7 pairs, the first free, the remainder coalesced 1-3.5 cm, the fourth to sixth sometimes coalesced up to 6 cm, raised above, prominulous below; primary lateral veins 7-17 per side, departing midrib at 35°-65° angle, weakly raised in valleys or sunken above, raised below, straight to weakly curving to collective vein; interprimary veins flat above, prominulous below; collective vein 1.5-3.5 mm from the margin, arising from the first basal vein, frequently with a secondary collective vein 0.4-1 mm from the margin, arising from the second basal vein and extending irregularly to apex or running to margin in apical quarter of blade, sunken above, raised below. INFLORESCENCE erect-spreading, shorter than leaves; peduncle 19-56 cm long, 4-7 mm diam., terete; spathe moderately thick, medium green (B & K Yellow-green 7/7.5), narrowly to broadly ovate, 3.5-13 cm long, 1.6-6 cm wide, abruptly acuminate at apex, rounded at base, inserted at 80°-90° angle on peduncle; stipe 9 mm long in front, 5 mm long in back; spadix green (B & K Yellow-green 7/7.5), 3.8-13 cm long, 8-10 mm diam. at base, 6-9 mm diam. at apex; the flowers rhombic to sub-4-lobed, ca. 2.3 mm long, ca. 2.9 mm wide, the margin ± obscure, straight to weakly sigmoid; 6-7 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 8-9 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, densely and minutely papillate, small droplets on tepals as stamens emerge, lateral tepals ca. 2.1 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils weakly emergent before stamens emerge, green, darker than tepals and conspicuously punctate; stigma linear, ca. 0.5 mm long, nearly obscure; stamens emerging from the base in a rapid sequence, the lateral stamens emerging first, quickly followed by alternates; the anthers creamy white usually not opening until the third or fourth stamens emerge, exserted briefly on translucent filament, held inward over pistil, ca. 1.1 mm long, ca. 1.2 mm wide; thecae oblong-ovoid, slightly divaricate; pollen creamy white, fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spathe persisting; immature berries purplish, round at apex, mature berries not seen.
    Known only from Mexico in the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas.



    Native to:

    Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

    Other Data

    Anthurium rzedowskii Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 13, 1979 Croat, T.B. [45520], Mexico K000434057 isotype


    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 70: 366 (1983 publ. 1984)

    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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