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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium magdae Croat & Lingán

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Peru.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Description based on dried material. Terrestrial to hemiepiphytic climber; roots not seen; stem to 2 m long, terete, 1.2–1.5(2.2) cm diam.; internodes 2.7–10.2 cm long, pale reddish brown, semiglossy, drying finely and densely ribbed; cataphylls (9)12–18 cm long, coriaceous, persisting reddish brown, intact, lanceolate. Leaves erect to spreading; petioles (33.7)41.8–79.2 cm long, drying 0.4–0.8 cm diam., reddish, terete, 1.2–1.7(2) times longer than blade, 1.2–2.3 times longer than peduncle, brittle, obtusely and broadly sulcate, sometimes bluntly ribbed abaxially at base, weakly glossy to matte; sheath 3.3–7 cm long; geniculum 1–3.2 cm long; blades 23–42 cm long, 16–25.4 cm wide, 1.4–1.6 times longer than wide, ovate-cordate to narrowly ovate-cordate, deeply lobed at base, acuminate at apex, drying moderately coriaceous, dark green and semiglossy above, moderately paler and glossy below, drying dark reddish brown and semiglossy above, somewhat paler and reddish brown below; anterior lobes 33 cm long, broadly rounded; posterior lobes (7.5)10–13 cm long, (7)8–11 cm wide; midrib and basal veins paler and convex above, paler and acutely raised below; primary lateral veins 3–5, arising at an acute angle then spreading at 55–70° angle, prominently arcuate to the margins; raised weakly in valleys above, those toward the apex sunken; tertiary veins darker than surface below, drying more or less prominulous below; lower surface epunctate, densely brownish speckled on drying; collective veins arising from the 1st or 4th pair of basal veins, extending to apex very near the margin, usually about 1 mm from margin but up to 4 mm in loop-connecting areas of primary lateral veins; basal veins 5–6 pairs, 1st and often 2nd, sometimes 3rd free to the base, (3rd)4th–5th fused (0.5)1–3 cm long; posterior rib naked 1.5–2.5 cm along the sinus, sometimes scarcely naked at all. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 26–45 cm long, drying 3–4 mm wide; spathe green, erectspreading, 10–15.5 cm long, 2–3 cm wide, lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, subcoriaceous, drying reddish brown; spadix 8.5–11 cm long, 0.7–1.2 cm diam., white, broadly rounded at apex; flowers 10–11 per principal spiral, 14–15 per alternate spiral; flowers 1.7–2.0 mm wide and long; tepals broadly rounded on inner margin, 2-sided on outside; stamens in a tight cluster around the style; anthers 0.4 mm long, 0.6 mm wide, turning light brown; thecae moderately divaricate. Infructescence not seen.
    Anthurium magdae is endemic to Peru, known from Amazonas, Cajamarca and Junín Provinces
    In Tropical moist forest transition to Premontane (T-mf/P),
    The species is close to A. lutescens Engl., but that species has much larger blades (to 55 cm long) and a distinct collective vein that does not merge with the margin (versus so close to the margin on A. magdae that it is difficult to discern). In addition, the lower blade surface of A. lutescens Engl. is darkpunctate whereas the lower surface of A. magdae is epunctate.


    Other Data

    Anthurium magdae Croat & Lingán appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 47 (2005)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


    CATE Araceae

    • Croat & Lingán 2005.New Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from the Peruvian Andes. Rodriguésia. 56(88): 43-51


    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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