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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Probably in a tropical moist forest life zone.
    General Description
    Description based on dried material only. Terrestrial or epiphytic; stem 5-10 mm diam.; roots dense, numerous, spreading, pubescent, relatively short, bluntly pointed, 1-5 mm diam.; cataphylls lanceolate, thin, 4-8 cm long, acute at apex, brown, persisting intact, eventually deciduous. LEAVES with petioles 19.5-38 cm long, ca. 3-7 mm diam., subterete, narrowly sulcate with rounded margins adaxially, rounded abaxially; geniculum darker than petiole, 0.6-1.5 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, ovate-elliptic, long-acuminate at apex, acute to semirounded at base, then narrowing abruptly to the geniculum (making geniculum seem remote from base by 4-11 cm), 26-40 cm long, 11-18 cm wide, broadest below or near the middle, the margins concave toward the base, apparently shallowly undulate; surface semiglossy, green to yellowish green; midrib narrowly convex above, sharply acute below; primary lateral veins 7-10 per side, departing midrib at 40-65° angle, ± straight, raised above and below, more sharply so below; tertiary veins weakly raised; reticulate veins obscure above, weakly raised below; collective vein arising from near the base to about the middle of the blade, equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 5-15 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES with peduncle 31-57.5 cm long, ca. 3-4 mm diam., equaling or to 1.8 x longer than petiole, light to olive-green, terete; spathe recurled, membranous, pale reddish green, oblong-lanceolate, to 8 cm long, ca. 0.7 cm wide, broadest near the base, narrowly acute at apex, acute and decurrent at base; stipe 1.5-3.5 cm long in front, (0)8-17 mm long in back; spadix dark red to brown, long-tapered, usually long-stipitate, 12- 15 cm long, 4-5 mm diam. near base, ca. 2 mm diam. near apex; flowers ± square or rhombic when dried, 1.2-1.8 mm in both directions, the sides straight to smoothly sigmoid; 5-7 flowers visible in principal spiral, 8-9 in alternate spiral; lateral tepals 0.9-1.2 mm wide, the inner margins straight to broadly rounded, the outer margins 2-sided; pistils emergent, not raised; stigma ellipsoid, 0.5-0.7 mm long; anthers 0.2-0.3 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide, inclined over pistil; thecae ovoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe deciduous; spadix ca. 1 cm diam.; berries violet, (rehydrated) globose to oblong-ovoid, rounded at apex, 3.5-3.7 mm long, 2.6-3.5 mm diam.; pericarp somewhat thickened with moderately numerous pale raphide cells; seeds 1 or 2 per berry, brown, oblong-ovoid, somewhat flattened laterally, 2.5-2.8 mm long, 1.8-2 mm diam., 1.2-1.4 mm thick.
    Known from a few collections made in the central, northern and southwestern parts of Amazonas, Brazil.


    Native to:

    Brazil North

    Other Data

    Anthurium krukovii Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 666 (1991)

    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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