Skip to main content
  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium linganii Croat

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Conservation for Anthurium linganii must be considered as Least Concern (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria (IUCN, 2001) because it is known from six collections and has been found in both Huainuco and San Martin Departments, Peru.


    Terrestris vel epiphytica; internodia brevia, 0.4-0.7 cm diam.; cataphylla 16.4-21.6 cm longa, in fibris persistentia; lamina 36.2-48.7 cm longa, 19.8-32.1 cm lata, anguste ovata, nervis primariis lateralibus utrinque 8 ad 12; pedunculus 24.3-35.6 cm longus, 0.3-0.6 cm diam.; spatha viridis, 8.6-9.3 cm longa, 2.3-2.6 cm lata, elliptico-lanceolata; spadix cylindrica, 6.4-8.4 cm longa, 0.5-0.6 cm diam.


    Anthurium linganii is known from the Departments of Huainuco and San Martin (Peru), ranging from 620 to 1100 m in elevation. This species grows in Tropical rain forest transition to Premontane (T-rf/P) and Tropical wet forest (T-wf) life zones.

    General Description

    Description based on dried material. Terrestrial or epiphyte; roots 1-3 mm diam., brownish white to dark brown; stem 1.2-2.5 cm diam., terete, reddish brown; internodes short, 0.4-0.7 cm; cataphylls 16.4-21.6 cm, unribbed, subcoriaceous, triangular-oblong-lanceolate, reddish brown, promptly withered into a reddish brown fibrous network, densely persistent, sometimes with fragments of epidermis. LEAVES erect; petioles 34.7 x 75.1 cm, 0.3-0.7 cm diam., subterete, narrowly and obtusely sulcate, dark green and semiglossy; sheath 1.6-2 cm; geniculum 1.2-1.8 cm; blades subcoria ceous, 36.2-48.7 x 19.8-32.1 cm, wider in the insertion of petiole or toward the base, narrowly ovate, semiglossy, acuminate at apex, deeply cordate at base, moderately bicolorous, dark green and glossy adaxially, drying brown, paler and semiglossy abaxially, drying dark brown; margins straight to weakly concave; posterior lobes oblong, directed toward the base, 8.4-13.2 cm; sinus hippocrepiform; midrib narrowly raised in valleys adaxially, acute and slightly paler abaxially; primary lateral veins 8 to 12 pairs per side, slightly recurved to ascending, raised adaxially in valleys, acutely raised abaxially, departing midrib at 55°-70°; tertiary veins in part sunken adaxially, raised abaxially; basal veins 6 to 7 pairs, fused 2nd (sometimes 1st or 3rd) to 6th or 7th to the basal ribs; posterior ribs 4.1-6.3 cm, slightly recurved, naked 2.2 4.7 cm; collective veins arising from 1st or 4th basal veins, 2-6 mm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 24.3-35.6 cm, 0.3-0.6 cm diam., greenish, 0.4-0.8x longer than the petiole; spathe subcoriaceous, green, persisting, hooding spadix, 8.6-9.3 x 2.3-2.6 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, acute at apex, obtuse at base, the margins meeting at ca. 1700; spadix cylindric, weakly tapered, 6.4-8.4 cm, 0.5-0.6 cm diam. near to base, 0.4-0.5 cm diam. near to apex, pale green; stipe 0.5-0.8 cm in front, ca. 0.2 cm in back. Flowers square, margins straight, ca. 2 x 2 mm; 6 to 10 flowers visible on the principal spiral, 5 to 6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals broadly convex in the inner margins; pistils with stigmas rounded; stamens protruding at anthesis; anthers surrounding the stigmas; thecae divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading; spadix ca. 14.8 cm, ca. 1.2 cm diam., dark green; berries ca. 0.4 cm.



    Other Data

    Anthurium linganii Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Croat, T.B. [s.n.], Peru K000501723 isotype
    Jan 1, 2004 Croat, T.B. [s.n.], Peru K000501724 isotype


    First published in Novon 18: 151 (2008)

    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
    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.

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.