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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Ecuador to NW. Peru.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Anthurium piurensis is apparently endemic to Peru, known only from the locality of Canchaque in the Department of Piura,
    Habitat
    in Tropical Lower Montane moist forest (TLM-mf).
    General Description
    Description based on dried material. Terrestrial; roots white, 0.2–0.5 cm diam.; stem terete, reddish brown; internodes short, 0.2–0.5 cm long, 1.3–2.3 cm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, persisting as a pale brown to reddish brown mass of fibers, (6.2) 8.7–12.4 cm, unribbed, lanceolate, reddish brown, weathering to a reddish brown fibers with fragments of epidermis remaining. Leaves erect to weakly spreading; petioles 42.4–58.8 cm long, 0.4–0.9 diam., D-shaped, generally bluntly 3-ribbed abaxially; green; sheath 1.5–2.4 cm long; geniculum 1.6–2.4 cm long; blades subcoriaceous, 42.2–57.3 cm long, 25.7–30.8 cm wide, widest at the petiole insertion, ovate, semiglossy to matte on both surfaces, acuminate at apex, deeply cordate at base; margins straight to slightly convex on anterior lobe; posterior lobes oblong, convergent, 12.9–13.6 cm long; sinus rhombic; midrib acutely raised in both surfaces; primary lateral veins 6–9 per side, straight toward the base of the blade and curved toward the apex, acutely raised on both surfaces, departing margins at 40–70° angle; basal veins 8 pairs, 1st and sometimes 2nd free to the base; posterior ribs 3.5–6 cm long, strongly curved to the base, naked arising from 1st basal veins, 2–5 mm from the margins. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 26.8–48.1 cm long, 0.2–0.6 cm diam., green, 0.6–0.9 times longer than the petiole; spathe subcoriaceous, purple to green, persisting, erect, hooding spadix, 6.3–10.4 cm long, 2.5–5.4 cm wide, ovate-oblong to elliptic, acute or acuminate at apex, cordate at base; spadix cylindric, 3.7–12.3 cm long, 0.5–1.2 cm diam., stipitate, purple; flowers square, margins weakly to markedly sigmoid, 2 × 2 mm; 7–8 flowers visible on the principal spiral, 5–6 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals straight to slightly concave on the inner margins; pistils with stigmas elliptic; stamens protruding at anthesis; anthers conspicuously extrorse, overlapping the stigmas at anthesis; thecae not divaricate. Infructescence spreading; spadix 24.1 cm long, 2.5 cm diam., reddish purple; berries 0.7 cm long, 0.4 cm wide, obovate, conical at apex.
    Diagnostic
    The species is a member of Anthurium section Belolonchium and is characterized by ovate leaves with straight margins, cataphylls persisting as pale brown to reddish brown fibers, spathe hooding the spadix, and a stipitate, stubby green spadix.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Anthurium piurensis Croat & Lingán appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 50 (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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Croat & Lingán 2005.New Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from the Peruvian Andes. Rodriguésia. 56(88): 43-51

    Sources

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0