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

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


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


    Anthurium curicuriariense is endemic to the type locality in Amazonas State of Brazil at 500 m elevation on the summit of Cerro Curicuriari. Cerro Curicuriari is an unusual area of sandstone arising out of the otherwise flat Amazon basin south of the Rio Negro along the Rio Curicuriari, SW of the city of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira.

    General Description

    Terrestrial herb; stems repent, short, ca. 2.5-3 cm diam.; internodes less than 1 cm long, 4.5-5 cm diam.; cataphylls 8 cm long, persisting intact at upper nodes with fragments of intact epidermis, forming a loose reticulum. Petioles 88-120 cm long, 1-1.5 cm diam. at base, 8-10 mm diam. midway, subterete, obtusely and shallowly sulcate near base, semiglossy, firm, inconspicuously short-pale-lineate; geniculum 3.5-4 cm long, slightly thicker than petiole, sometimes slightly closely-transverse fissured; sheath 3.5-4 cm long; blades 35.5-42(-85) cm long, 30.5-42(-75) cm wide, moderately coriaceous, broadly ovate, conspicuously cordate at base, broadly obtuse to broadly rounded at base with a weak down-turned apiculum, weakly glossy to semi-glossy and dark green above, moderately paler yellow-green and weakly glossy below (dries yellowish brown to grayish green, more yellow on lower surface); basal lobes broadly rounded, 11-16 cm long, about as broad as long, directed up at midrib at a 45° angle; sinus triangular to almost closed, 7-11 cm in depth; major veins bluntly raised on both surfaces; midrib bluntly triangular and slightly paler above, bluntly triangular, moderately paler and thicker below; primary lateral veins 4-5 per side, spreading at 40-45° angle, narrowly convex and slightly paler above, narrowly convex and moderately paler below; secondary lateral veins scalariform in distal portions below; tertiary veins weakly raised, but clearly visible below (drying somewhat raised), darker than surface; basal veins 3 pairs, all free to base; posterior rib lacking, sometimes the lowermost basal vein naked along margin for 2-3 cm; INFLORESCENCE erect spreading; peduncle 148-162 cm long, 7-8 cm diam. midway, terete, firm; spathe 11-13.7 cm long, spreading-recurved to reflexed, slightly twisted to coiled, 3 cm wide, green to yellow-green, subcoriaceous, weakly glossy inside, glossy outside, fused to peduncle at 40° angle; stipe 2.1 cm in front, 3 mm in back, green; spadix 9.7 cm long, 7 mm diam. at base, 5 mm diam. 1 cm from apex, yellow-green 7/7.5 (drying dark brown). Flowers 5-6 per spiral, 2.7 mm wide (2.0 mm wide on drying), 3.0 mm long (2.5 mm long on drying), sides parallel to spiral nearly straight, perpendicular to spiral, slightly smooth, sigmoid; stamen 0.8 mm long, lateral stamens open 4-5 spirals ahead of 3rd stamen; 3rd stamen opens 3-4 spirals ahead of 4th stamen; pollen white; tepals matte, drying brown. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries dark purple before maturity, dark purplish violet in apical half, white in lower half at maturity.



    Native to:

    Brazil North

    Anthurium curicuriariense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Corat, T.B. [49738], Brazil K000400527 isotype

    First published in Aroideana 28: 49 (2005)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


    CATE Araceae
    • Croat, T.B. & Chaparra, J. A New Endemic Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from Brazil. Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society 28, 51 (2005).


    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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