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


CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

General Description
Description based on dried material only. Terrestrial; stem, roots and cataphylls unknown. LEAVES spreading; petioles 22 cm long, 6-8 mm diam., apparently flattened adaxially, with sharply raised margins; geniculum slightly darker and scarcely thicker than petiole, 1 cm long; sheath 3 cm long; blades chartaceous (probably young), broadly oblanceolate, shortly acuminate at apex, long-attenuate at base, 95.5 cm long, 27 cm wide, broadest in the upper third, the margins slightly sinuate; both surfaces nearly matte, gray-green; midrib weakly and convexly raised toward the base, more prominently raised toward the apex above, prominently convex below; primary lateral veins ca. 27 per side, departing midrib at 40-50° angle, straight to the collective vein, convexly raised above, less conspicuously so below; interprimary veins absent except near the apex, almost as conspicuous as primary lateral veins; tertiary veins obscure above, weakly visible below; reticulate veins not visible; collective vein arising from near the base, as conspicuous as larger tertiary veins, 2-8 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES spreading; peduncle 24 cm long, 2 mm diam., 1.1 x as long as petiole, green, terete; spathe erect-ascending, chartaceous, green with numerous, conspicuous raphide cells, oblong-elliptic, 9-10 cm long, 1.3-1.5 cm wide, broadest at or near the middle, acuminate-caudate at apex (the acumen 10 mm long), obtuse-rounded at base; stipe 2.5-3 cm long; spadix purplish brown, cylindroid, moderately curved, semi-erect, held at ca. 30-40° angle from peduncle, 6.5-10 cm long, 4 mm diam. throughout or 3 mm diam. near apex; flowers square, 1.2-2 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, the sides straight to smoothly or jaggedly sigmoid; 3-5 flowers visible in principal spiral, 5-8 in alternate spiral; tepals very weakly papillate; lateral tepals 0.9-1.1 mm wide, the inner margins rounded, weakly erose, the outer margins 3-sided; pistils not visible; stamens k erect; filaments exserted 0.2-0.4 mm; anthers brownish yellow, 0.5-0.6 mm long, 0.2-0.4 mm wide; thecae oblong-ellipsoid, not divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.
Known only from the type specimen, collected in Ecuador in Manabí Province.
Vulnerable (VU) Criteria : D2
Premontane wet forest life zone.

Native to:


Anthurium manabianum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 680 (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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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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