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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium whitmorei Croat & Lingán

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Description based on dried material; epiphytic; roots 1-2 mm diam., grayish white to brownish; internodes 0.3-2.1 cm long, grayish to brown, 0.2-0.8 cm diam.; cataphylls 2-6.2 cm long, un-ribbed, lanceolate, subcoriaceous, grayish to dark brown, weathering in to brown fibers, then deciduous. LEAVES erect to spreading; petioles 2.7-12.7 cm long, 0.2-0.5 mm diam., D-shaped with erect margins above, frequently bluntly ribbed below, greenish; sheath 1.9-4.2 cm long; geniculum 0.7-2.3 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, 14.2-34.9 cm long, 3.1-10 (12.6) cm wide, oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, rarely obovate, abruptly acuminate at apex, acute to obtuse at base, semiglossy above, glossy below; margins slightly concave below the middle; midrib convex above, prominently raised below; primary lateral veins (7) 10-13 per side, slightly curved, ascending, departing midrib at 50-60°; collective veins arising from the base, 0.4-1.7 cm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect to spreading; peduncle markedly 4-ribbed, 13.2-31 cm long, 0.2-0.5 cm diam., green, 2.4-4.8 times longer than the petiole; spathe membranaceous to weakly subcoriaceous, green, persistent, erect, 4.2-13.3 cm long, 0.6-1.2 cm wide, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, acuminate at apex, acute at base, the margins joining at 25-40°; spadix yellowish green to olive-green, 4.5-14.8 cm long, 0.2-0.6 cm diam.; stipe greenish, 0.9-4.1 cm long in front, 0.3-3.1 cm long in back; flowers rhombic 1.5-1.7 mm long, 1.7-2 mm wide; 3-4 flowers visible on the principal spiral, 3-7 flowers visible on the alternate spiral; tepals grayish to brownish, rugulose on drying, outer margins 2-3 sided, inner margins convex; stigmas elliptic; stamens contiguous at anthesis, closely clustered over stigma; anthers 0.35 mm long, 0.5 mm wide; thecae ovoid, markedly divaricated, drying yellow-brown. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading; berries green, obovate to spherical, 3 mm long, 2 mm wide.
    In Tropical moist forest (T-mf).
    Known from Ecuador (Napo and Pastaza Provinces) and Peru (Loreto Department).


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium whitmorei Croat & Lingán appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 28 (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., Lingán, J. & Hayworth, D. 2005. A new section of Anthurium, Sect. Decurrentia - Revision of the Anthurium decurrens Poeppig complex in Amazonia Rodriguésia. 56 (88): 15-30


    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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