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

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


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

    Recorded only from Peru, where it occurs in the provinces of San Martín and Amazonas.
    General Description
    Terrestrial, occasionally epilithic; stem short, 1.5-6 cm diam.; roots few, descending, greenish to brown, smooth to densely pubescent, elongate, 4-6 mm diam.; cataphylls coriaceous to subcoriaceous, narrowly triangular to broadly lanceolate, unribbed, 3-7.5 cm long, acute at apex, reddish purple, drying brown (B & K yellow 3/2.5), persisting intact, eventually deciduous. LEAVES erect to erect-spreading; petioles 10-34 cm long, 5-10 mm diam., D-shaped, narrowly and obtusely sulcate adaxially with the margins blunt, not raised, rounded abaxially, the surface pale-speckled; geniculum thicker, slightly paler than, and more shallowly sulcate than petiole, becoming fissured transversely with age, 1.5-2 cm long, remote from the base of the blade ca. 2-16 cm, rarely contiguous; blades coriaceous, ovate to obovate to broadly elliptic, abruptly acuminate, sometimes acute at apex (the acumen weakly apiculate and downturned), long-attenuate at base, (20)27-100 cm long, (9)14-28.5 cm wide, broadest at or above the middle, the margins weakly to prominently undulate; upper surface matte to weakly glossy, medium to dark green, lower surface matte, conspicuously to moderately paler, appearing minutely pale-speckled and with translucent, alveolate pattern on high magnification when fresh; both surfaces drying yellowish to yellowish green; midrib above flat to convexly raised at base, becoming more convex toward the apex and paler than surface, below prominently higher than broad at base, becoming convexly raised toward the apex and slightly paler than surface; primary lateral veins 6-8 per side, departing midrib at 30-60° angle, straight near the midrib, becoming arcuate-ascending near the margin, weakly convexly raised and scarcely paler than surface above, prominently raised below, drying prominently raised above and below; interprimary veins weakly visible and sunken above, slightly darker than surface, scarcely raised below; tertiary veins sunken above, weakly raised and darker than surface below; collective vein arising from about the middle of the blade or in the upper third, slightly sunken above, raised and darker than surface below, 5-15 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect to spreading, equalling or longer than leaves; peduncle 63.5-96 cm long, 7-17 mm diam., 2-4 x as long as petiole, green to green heavily tinged with purple; spathe spreading-recurled, coriaceous to subcoriaceous, plain green or heavily to slightly tinged with purple, linear-lanceolate, 10.5-13.5 cm long, 0.5-3 cm wide, broadest near base, acute at apex (the acumen inrolled), acute to decurrent at base; stipe 1.3-2.5 cm long in front, to 4 mm long in back; spadix maroon to dark violet-purple (B& K purple 2/2.5), long-tapered, curved, 10.2- 25 cm long, 6-8 mm diam. near base, 3-4 mm diam. near apex; flowers ± square, 1.8-2.5 mm in both directions, the sides straight to smoothly sigmoid; 4-8 flowers visible in principal spiral, 7-13 in alternate spiral; tepals matte, densely and minutely papillate, scarcely punctate; lateral tepals 0.9-1.8 mm wide, the inner margins convex, the outer margins irregularly 2-3-sided; pistils emergent, densely and minutely papillate, reddish purple, becoming green; stigma linear, slitlike, 0.5-0.7 mm long; the lateral stamens preceding the alternates by 3-4 spirals, the 3rd stamen preceding the 4th by 3-5 spirals, held in a tight cluster above the pistil; anthers yellow, 0.4-0.6 mm long, 0.8-1 mm wide, scarcely exserted; thecae ovoid, slightly or not divaricate; pollen yellow fading to white. INFRUCTESCENCE with spathe absent; spadix at least 13 cm long, 1.5 cm diam.; berries obovoid, reddish purple, white at base, rounded at apex (truncate when dried), ca. 6.5-7.5 mm long, 5-6 mm diam., mesocarp juicy, translucent; seeds 2, 4.5-5.0 mm long, 2.5 mm diam., scarcely flattened, reddish purple, minutely pale-speckled.
    Tropical moist and tropical premontane wet forest life zones.


    Anthurium remotigeniculatum Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 714 (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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