1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium wurdackii G.S.Bunting

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela (Amazonas).

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Distribution
    Known only by two collections from Amazonas, Venezuela, on Cerro Yapacana and and on Cerro Neblina.
    General Description
    Description based on dried material only. Terrestrial or epilithic; stem short, stout, growing horizontally,1.5-4 cm diam.; cataphylls thick, ca. 4- 7 cm long, dark brown, persisting ± intact or weathering into fine linear fibers. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 22-55 cm long, 5-8 mm diam., subterete, somewhat flattened and narrowly sulcate with rounded margins adaxially, rounded abaxially; geniculum 1-1.5 cm long; blades thickly coriaceous, broadly ovate-elliptic to somewhat broadly lanceolate in larger blades, acute to obtuse at apex, shallowly cordate at base, 28-53 cm long, 10.5- 26 cm wide, broadest at or just below the middle; sinus broadly and shallowly arcuate; upper surface glossy, dark green, lower surface; midrib flat at base; becoming convexly raised toward apex; basal veins 3-4 pairs, prominently arcuate-ascending, usually merging with the margin, at least the first vein extending to near or above the middle of the blade; primary lateral veins 3-4 per side, departing midrib at 40-60º angle, slightly arcuate, steeply ascending, raised above and below; interprimary veins few, less conspicuous than primary lateral veins; tertiary veins sunken above, raised above and below; collective vein arising in the upper half of the blade or absent. INFLORESCENCES longer than leaves; peduncle (44)55-81 cm long, ca. 4-7 mm diam., 1-2x as long as petiole; spathe erect-spreading at anthesis, becoming reflexed to recurled, subcoriaceous, green tinged with maroon at apex at anthesis, becoming purple, lanceolate, (6.5)8-14.5 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, decurrent for 1.5-2 cm at base; spadix maroon, stipitate to 7-1 3 mm, narrowly tapered, 6.5-1 8 cm long, 6- 7 mm diam. near base, 3-4 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 2.7 mm long, 2.9 mm wide, the sides straight to weakly sigmoid; 8 flowers visible in principal spiral, 6 in alternate spiral. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe persisting; spadix 7-21 cm long, 1.5-2 cm diam.; berries white, maroon at apex, ca. 8 mm diam.
    Habitat
    Premontane wet forest and lower montane moist forest.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Venezuela

    Anthurium wurdackii G.S.Bunting appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Bot. Venez. 10: 279 (1975)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Croat, T.B. 1991. A revision of Anthurium Section Pachyneurium (Araceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 78 (3): 539-855

    Sources

    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 Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0