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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Internodia 2.1-5.5 cm longa, 1.5-2.6 cm diam.; cata phylla 5.7-9.5 cm longa; folia petiolo 4.4-20.7 cm lon go, lamina oblonga, 18.6-25.4 cm longa, 2.5-5.1 cm lata, nervis primariis lateralibus 8-9 utroque; pedunculus 27.5- 32.3 cm longus; spatha 3.7-5.4 cm longa, 1-1.7 cm lata, marroninus; spadix 3.3-9.7 cm longus, 5-8 mm diam., marroninus.

    General Description

    Terrestrial, stem to 30 cm or more, elongate and shortly erect; roots lax; internodes 2.1-5.5 cm long, 1.5-2.6 cm diam. (averaging 3.9 2 cm), variable in length, drying light brown to dark brown-black, matte, prominently ribbed (sometimes closely and regularly ridged on lower internodes); cataphylls 5.7-9.5 cm long, drying intact, tan to dark reddish brown, matte to semiglossy, weathering toward base. Leaves scattered along stem, ? erect, petiole 4.4-20.7 cm long (averaging 12.4 cm) and 0.2-0.4 cm diam., cross section terete, obtusely sulcate, slightly ribbed, drying light brown to reddish brown, upper sur face sulcate and lower surface rounded, petiole margins obtusely raised; geniculum 5-10 mm long, 3-5 mm diam., prominent, slightly wider than petiole, acutely sulcate, drying dark reddish brown to dark brown; blade oblong, 18.6- 25.4 cm long, 2.5-5.1 cm wide (averaging 22.1 3.2 cm), 4.9-9.2 longer than wide, 1.1-4.3 longer than petiole, acute at apex with a short protruding nipple, apex gradually acuminate and weakly emarginate, acute at base, coriaceous, somewhat bicolorous, matte, drying yellowish brown to light brown or dark brown and matte above, brown to dark reddish brown and matte below; up per surface longitudinally irregularly short-ridged; lower surface densely dark speckled with warty bumps and pale granulations along and on major veins; margins promi nently revolute; major veins sometimes purplish below, blade margins convex, glands absent; midrib narrowly raised and concolorous on upper surface, forming deep valley upon drying, lower surface narrowly raised and paler, rounded, drying longitudinally ridged, light brown; primary lateral veins 8-9 pairs, departing midrib at a 30-35° angle, drying concolorous and weakly raised on upper surface, weakly raised and concolorous on lower surface; collective veins arising from base, 3-5 mm from margin, drying sunken above, bluntly raised below, anti marginal veins present, not visible above, bluntly raised below, much more prominent than primary lateral veins, basal veins 1-2 pair, both free to base, collective vein arising from the primary or uppermost basal vein. Inflo rescences erect; peduncle 27.5-32.3 cm long (averaging 29.2 cm), drying dark brown to reddish brown, matte, with deep folds, slender with irregular ridging; spathe re flexed-spreading, ovate-lanceolate, 3 dimensional shape fully expanded (as opposed to boat shape), 3.7-5.4 cm long, 1-1.7 cm wide (averaging 4.6 1.4 cm), maroon; spadix 0.25-0.75 cm stipitate, 3.3-9.7 cm long, 5-8 mm diam. (averaging 5.8 0.63 cm), cylindroid, maroon. Flowers 5-6 visible per spiral, 1.8-2 mm long and wide, tepals matte, minutely granular, 1.4-1.8 mm wide, outer margin 2-3-sided, inner margin broadly rounded, sta mens emerging just above tepals, 0.4 mm long, 0.6 mm wide, promptly retracting beneath tepals. Berry colour and seed number not known.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium achupallense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 123 (2010)

    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, T.B., JACKSON, A.L.A.N.A. & Kostelac, C.V. New species of Anthurium (Araceae) from the Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador. Willdenowia. Mitteilungen aus dem Botanischen Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem. Berlin-Dahlem 40, 136 (2010).


    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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    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.