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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador to Bolivia.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Terrestrial; stem elongate, to 50 cm long, 1.5- 2.5 cm diam.; roots moderately numerous, dense, white, smooth, thick, ± elongate; cataphylls lanceolate, probably subcoriaceous, to 11 cm long, acute at apex, drying yellowish tan, persisting as fine linear fibers. LEAVES spreading; petioles 6.5- 11 cm long, ca. 5-7 mm diam., triangular, flattened adaxially with the margins moderately to sharply raised, sides weakly convex, obtusely rounded to acutely angular abaxially; geniculum not at all or only slightly thicker than petiole when dried, 0.7-1 cm long; blades coriaceous, broadly to narrowly oblanceolate-elliptic, acute at apex, acute to obtuse at base, (22.5)28-63 cm long, (3.8)4.7- 10.7 cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins straight to weakly undulate; upper surface semiglossy, medium green, paler below; both surfaces drying matte, occasionally semiglossy below, green to yellowish; midrib convex- to roundraised above, sharply acute below; primary lateral veins numerous, to more than 20 per side, departing midrib at 50-65º angle, ± straight, obscure to raised and darker than surface above, flat to weakly raised below; interprimary veins numerous, almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins on both surfaces; tertiary veins not visible on either surface; collective vein arising from near the base, sometimes in the upper third of the blade, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins on both surfaces when dried, 3-12 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading; peduncle 22-40 cm long, 2-4 mm diam., 2.6-4.2 x as long as petiole, apparently ribbed abaxially; spathe reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, lanceolate, 4.5-8 cm long, 0.7- 1.4 cm wide, broadest near the base, acuminate at apex, acute at base; stipe to 1 cm long in front, to 3 mm long in back; spadix dark purple, weakly tapered, stipitate to sessile, ca. 3.5-6 cm long, ca. 4-5 mm diam. near base; flowers ± square 3.1- 4.3 mm in both directions, the sides straight to smoothly sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in principal spiral, 6-7 in alternate spiral; lateral tepals 2.3- 3 mm wide, the inner margins straight, slightly turned up against the pistil, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils drying blackened, emergent well above the tepals, green; stigma linear, 0.5-0.6 mm long; anthers pinkish, ca. 0.8 mm long, 1 mm wide; thecae ovoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe absent; spadix 3-13.5 cm long, 0.8-1 cm diam.; berries globose, rounded at apex, 3.2-4 mm long, 3.7-4.5 mm pericarp thickened, with numerous pale raphide cells; mesocarp gelatinous; seeds per reddish brown, ovoid, flattened, dried 3-3.5 mm long, 2.3-2.4 mm diam., 1.1-1.3 mm thick, enveloped by gelatinous, sticky, amber substance.
    Ranges from La Paz in Bolivia to Zamora- Chinchipe in Ecuador.
    Subtropical lower montane moist forest, lower montane wet forest, subtropical montane wet forest, and high montane wet forest life zones.


    Native to:

    Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru

    Other Data

    Anthurium soukupii Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 730 (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.

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