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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium brent-berlinii Croat

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Known only from northern Perú (Amazonas).
    General Description
    Epiphytic; internodes short, drying 2-3 cm diam.; cataphylls up to 14 cm long, at least 1-ribbed, possibly weakly 2-ribbed, drying reddish brown, lanceolate or oblong, persisting only at upper internodes as a large reticulum of coarse reddish brown fibers (with some longitudinal fibers), eventually deciduous, acute to weakly acuminate at apex. LEAVES: Petioles 70-85 cm long, drying 0.5-1.3 cm diam., prominently sulcate near base, drying pale grayish brown sometimes tinged with red; geniculum shaped like petiole, concolorous or slightly darker, 1.5-3 cm long, drying 5-6 mm diam.; blades usually cordate, sometimes weakly subhastate, obpyriform, somewhat abruptly acuminate (acumen 1.5- 2 cm long), 63-67 × 48-56 cm, ca. 1.1-1.3 times longer than wide, drying gray-green above and gray-brown faintly tinged with red below; anterior lobe 48-50 × 20-22 cm at midpoint; posterior lobes 24.5-26.5 × 14.5- 18 cm at midpoint; sinus parabolic, 15-20 cm deep, 9.5-11 cm wide at midpoint; midrib thicker than broad, concolorous to gray-brown above, narrowly rounded, sometimes drying with a rib, concolorous to slightly paler below; primary lateral veins 7-10 per side, 2.5-6.5 cm apart, departing midrib at a 55°-70° angle, straight or slightly arching towards collective vein, concolorous, somewhat prominent; lesser veins usually faint to obscure; basal veins 6-8 per side, 1st and 2nd free to the base, 5th and 6th coalesced to 4.5-5.5 cm, concolorous or slightly paler than surface, raised; posterior rib naked for 5.5-6.5 cm along sinus; collective veins faint, arising from 1st basal vein, much less prominent than primary lateral veins, 3-11 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE with peduncle 39-48 cm long, drying 3-10 mm diam., drying grayish to reddish gray; spathe erect to erect-spreading, light green, lanceolate to oblong, 9.5-19.5 × 2-2.8 cm, acuminate at apex, spadix orange, slightly tapered to apex, slightly stipitate (stipe 4-10 mm long), pendent, 23 cm long, drying 8 cm diam. Flowers 2.8-3 × 2.6-2.8 mm, 7 to 8 visible per spiral; lateral tepals 1.5 mm wide, 2-sided. INFRUCTESCENCE to 56 cm long, drying to 1.4 cm diam.; berries white.
    Tropical wet forest (T-wf) and Premontane wet forest transition to Tropical (P-wf/T) life zones.
    Characterized by large, usually cordate, sometimes obpyriform blades; thick internodes, and large, dark cataphylls. It is most similar to A. kugkumasii Croat, which also has thick internodes, and similarly shaped blades, but A. kugkumasii has a smaller, purple spadix, and its blades are less constricted toward the apex and have a more convex margin.
    Local Aguaruna name: ináimas.


    Other Data

    Anthurium brent-berlinii Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 69 (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., Swart, A. & Yates, E.D. 2005. New species of Araceae from the Río Cenepa region, Amazonas Department, Perú. Rodriguésia. 56(88): 65-126


    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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