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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia, Peru, Brazil.


    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 100 m.; Amazonia.
    Hierba, epífita
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    It comprises epiphytes in tropical wet and tropical moist forest life zones (at least in Peru and Colombia).
    Restricted to the western Amazon basin in "Trapecio Amazonico" in extreme southeastern Colombia, east-central Loreto near the Brazilian border in Peru, and in Acre and southern Amazonas in Brazil.
    General Description
    Epiphytic; stem 2-3 cm diam.; roots dense, short, 3-5 mm diam.; cataphylls coriaceous, lanceolate, 7-9 cm long, acute to emarginate at apex, drying reddish brown, persisting semi-intact as a reticulum of fibers, splitting at apex. LEAVES erect-spreading, petioles 11.5-28 cm long, 5-10 mm diam., D-shaped, with a prominent medial rib and sharply raised margins adaxially, rounded to 3-ribbed abaxially; geniculum shaped like and slightly thicker than petiole, 0.5-2 cm long; sheath 2.5-6.5 cm long; blades coriaceous to subcoriaceous, broadly oblanceolate-elliptic, acute to acuminate at apex, often attenuate with concave margins to long-acute to obtuse at base, 51-92 cm long, 18-34 cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins moderately to strongly undulate; midrib sharply raised above, 3-ribbed near the base, becoming obtuse to acute below; primary lateral veins 7-14 per side, departing midrib at 40-50° angle, ascending straight or arcuate to the margin, acutely raised above, convexly raised below; interprimary veins absent except toward base and apex; tertiary veins obscure above, flat and darker than surface below, prominulous on both surfaces on drying; reticulate veins obscure; collective vein absent. INFLORESCENCES erect; peduncle (4)6-11 cm long, 3.5-5 mm diam., 0.4-0.7 x as long as petiole, terete; spathe usually erect to erect-spreading, sometimes reflexed, coriaceous, dark green to greenish white, broadly lanceolate-elliptic, flattened to navicular, (4.5)5.5-12 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide, broadest at or near the middle, obtuse at apex (the acumen apiculate), acute at base, sometimes decurrent for up to ca. 1 cm; spadix pale green to creamy white, sessile, scarcely tapered, erect, slightly curved, (4)7.5-11 cm long, 8-14 mm diam. midway, 7-8 mm diam. near apex; flowers square, 1.1-1.9 mm long, 1.1-1.8 mm wide, the sides mostly straight parallel to spirals, jaggedly sigmoid perpendicular to spirals; 13-25 flowers visible in principal spiral, 15-28 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, smooth or covered with a waxy layer or minutely papillate; lateral tepals 0.5-0.8 mm, the inner margins rounded, weakly turned up against the pistil, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils emergent before stamens appear, square, ca. 1 mm in both directions, pale purplish lavender when fresh, colored ± like the tepals when dried; stigma 0.5 mm long, slitlike when young, becoming brushlike; stamens emerging somewhat sporadically from near the base, the laterals emerging to the apex before the first alternates appear, held erect on drying; anthers 0.4-0.6 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide; thecae oblong-ellipsoid, not divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spathe persisting; spadix (4)6-13 cm long, 0.8-1.7 cm diam.; mature fruits unknown.


    Native to:

    Brazil North, Colombia, Peru

    Other Data

    Anthurium galactospadix Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 654 (1991)

    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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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