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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (E. Chiapas).


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

Apparently endemic to eastern Chiapas in the vicinity of Siltepec and La Grandeza.
General Description
Epiphyte; stems very short; roots thick, green, descending; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 4-6 cm long, tinged red-violet, acuminate at apex with short subapical apiculum, drying medium brown (B & K Yellow 4/2.5), weathering into reticulate fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 10.5-40 cm long, 4-5 mm diam., usually terete, sometimes subterete to weakly sulcate; geniculum 1.5-2 cm long; blades lanceolate to narrowly triangular, acuminate at apex, truncate to weakly lobed at base, 14.5-45 cm long, 4.5-12 cm wide, broadest at middle or just above; the anterior lobe 15-42 cm long, the margins straight, sometimes convex in apical one half of blade; posterior lobes 2-5 cm long; sinus arcuate with petiole decurrent to parabolic; both surfaces semiglossy; midrib flat at base above, raised near middle, sunken at apex, raised below; basal veins 2-3 pairs, free to base, flat and ± obscure above, prominulous below; primary lateral veins 10-12 per side, departing midrib at 30° angle, flat and ± obscure above, flat to prominulous below; lesser veins obscure above and below; collective vein usually arising from the first or second basal vein, sometimes from one of the primary lateral veins near the base, flat above, prominulous below, 3-5 mm from the margin. INFLORESCENCE spreading, equal to or longer than leaves; peduncle 30-47 cm long, 3-5 mm diam.; spathe thin, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, green heavily tinged red-violet, 4.5-6 cm long, 1.9-2.5 cm wide, long-acuminate at apex, weakly cordate at base, inserted at 90° angle on peduncle; spadix sessile or stipitate, the stipe sometimes to 1 cm (rarely to 4 cm long), olive-green or purple, 3.5-8.2 cm long, 6-7 mm diam. at base, 3-5 mm diam. at apex; the flowers 4-lobed, 3.2-3.5 mm long, 2.6-3.3 mm wide, the sides sigmoid; 5-6 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 8-10 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, densely papillate, lateral tepals 1-1.6 mm wide, the inner margin convex, turned up, the outer margins tinged red-violet; pistils emergent, red-violet; stigma linear, ca. 0.2 mm long, scarcely open; stamens developing rapidly from the base, the laterals first, followed quickly by the alternates, the leading stamens emerging only 1-2 spirals ahead of the third and fourth stamens; anthers pale yellow, 0.6 mm in both directions, held over pistil, retracting to edge of tepals but not contiguous; thecae ellipsoid, scarcely divaricate; pollen bright yellow, fading to while. INFRUCTESCENCE pendent; spathe persistent; spadix to 17 cm long; berries red, obovoid, round at apex, ca. 10 mm long, 7 mm wide; seeds 2, pale green, flattened, 5-6 mm long, ca. 3 mm wide.
My collection was made in a cloud forest area that appeared to be either tropical wet forest or premontane rain forest.

Native to:

Mexico Southeast

Anthurium nakamurae Matuda appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Revista Soc. Mex. Hist. Nat. 11: 93 (1950)

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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