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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Lower montane rain forest.
    Known only from Panama in the Serrania de Pirre, north of Alturas de Nique. It is probably to be found in adjacent areas of Colombia also.
    General Description
    Epiphytic creeper; stem elongate ca. 5 mm diam.; internodes elongate to 7 cm; cataphylls subcoriaceous, 7-15 cm long, drying tan, early deciduous. LEAVES erect-spreading; petiole sulcate, 22-35 cm long, one-half as long to slightly longer than the blade; geniculum sharply sulcate, ca. 1.5 cm long; blades (dried) subcoriaceous, conspicuously bullate, ovate to narrowly triangular, abruptly acuminate to long-acuminate at apex, shallowly to deeply lobed at base, 22.5-39(-46) cm long, 9-14(-17.5) cm wide, broadest from midway to point of petiole attachment (rarely broadest at base); anterior lobe 18.5-32(-36.5) cm long, the margins usually convex (sometimes more or less straight to concave), posterior lobes 4.5-9(-10) cm long, from apex of sinus to outermost point; sinus parabolic to hippocrepiform, rounded at apex; upper surface weakly glossy, both surfaces drying matte, the lower surface paler; midrib raised above and below, drying yellow below; basal veins 3-5(-6) pairs, the first and second free, those remaining coalesced to 1 cm forming a weak posterior rib; primary lateral veins 11-13 per side, departing midrib at (55-)65-70° angle, arching to collective vein, prominulous above, more prominent below: lesser veins scarcely visible above, conspicuous below; collective vein arising from one of the lowermost basal veins, loop-connecting the primary lateral veins, 3-4 mm from the margin, prominulous above, more prominent below. INFLORESCENCE (dried) erect (?); peduncle 13-21 (-28) cm long; spathe green, moderately thin, narrowly lanceolate, 3-5(-11) cm long, ca. 6(-8) mm wide, broadest near base; spadix sessile or stipitate to 6 mm; green, slightly tapered, 4-7 cm long. 3-5 mm diam. near base, 2-4 mm diam. near apex, flowers rhombic, 1.9-2 mm long, 1.4-1.5mm wide, ca. 5 flowers visible in the principal spiral. 9-10 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals matte, lateral tepals ca. 1 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded; pistils not emergent; stamens held just above tepals; anthers ca. 0.4 mm long, ca. 0.6 mm wide; thecae ovoid, slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE to 20 cm long, peduncle to 27 cm long; mature berries not seen.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium niqueanum Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 14: 143 (1986)

    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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