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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium lucioi Nadruz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Minas Gerais, São Paulo).


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Terrestrial herb, rarely rupicolous; roots not observed; internodes short, 0.3 - 2.8 cm long; sylleptic mesophyll green, chestnut brown to decomposed at the apex, and chestnut brown and slightly decomposed or decomposed to caducous towards the stem base, 1.2 - 7.9 cm long; sylleptic prophyll entire at apex, slightly decomposed towards the stem base, brownish in dried material, 1.2 - 2.2 cm long. LEAVES: petiole sheath 0.7 - 3.0 cm long; petiole green, green to vinaceous or vinaceous towards the base, obtuse abaxially and laterally compressed, obtuse and slightly flattened in basal third and sulcate towards apex or entirely and weakly sulcate to sulcate with obtuse margins adaxially, 4.8 - 55.55 cm long, 0.20 - 0.24 cm thick; geniculum paler, concolorous, darker to slightly reddish and thicker than petiole, obtuse abaxially and sulcate adaxially, 0.7 - 1.4 cm long; leaf blade green, different in colour on the two sides (discolorous), erect, chartaceous in living and dried material to membranaceous or subchartaceous in dried material, ovate, ovate-lanceolate, lanceolate to rarely elliptic, base obtuse, truncate, subcordate, usually shortly narrowed, apex obtuse-acuminate, apiculate, acute or rostrate, 10.55 - 41.6 cm long, 4.2 - 12.8 cm wide; midrib obtuse abaxially, acute to somewhat flattened at the base; basal vein rarely 1 [on each side] arising at the base and ending in the margin of the lower half of the blade; primary lateral veins usually impressed to rarely slightly impressed adaxially, usually prominent to rarely slightly prominent abaxially, 5 - 11 on each side; collecting vein arising at the base of the blade or a little above it, straight in the lower third and then curving parallel to margin, 0.3 - 1.7 cm distant from margin, basal vein when present, 1, ending in the lower third. INFLORESCENCE: peduncle vinaceous when young, green, reddish green at the apex with the base green and slightly orange-coloured, reddish green, vinaceous-green, red, cylindric to angled, cylindric at the base to somewhat flattened towards the apex, 16 - 66.8 cm long; spathe membranaceous, white, whitish green, , green, vinaceous, when post-floral becoming yellowish rose to brown, persistent, lanceolate, linear-lanceolate, 2.8 - 8.8 cm long, 0.5 - 1.35 cm wide, forming obtuse to acute angle with the peduncle, decurrency 0.35 - 1.6 cm long; spadix green, chestnut brown to green, chestnut brown to straw-coloured, 3.2 - 14.5 cm long, stipitate, stipe 0.5 - 4.2 cm long; flowers 3 - 4 in the primary spiral and 5 in the secondary spiral, tepals cucullate, smooth, externally acute, internally convex, 0.12 - 0.15 cm tall, 0.10 - 0.20 cm wide, androecium with stamens opposite lateral tepals having slender filaments with parallel margins, stamens opposite posterior and anterior tepals with thickened convex ventrally and concave dorsally, 0.11 - 0.20 cm long, 0.07 - 0.10 cm wide, gynoecium with ovary subglobose to oblong, sessile with prominent stigma, slightly rugose, bilocular, ovule 1 per locule, embedded in hyaline, sticky substance, with apical placentation, 0.13 - 0.25 cm long, 0.11 - 0.20 cm wide; INFRUCTESCENCE: fruits when very young with green to chestnut-brown to green apex, when immature green to grey, seed 1, slightly reniform, somewhat vinaceous, verrucose.
    Terrestrial species occurring in upper Atlantic slope forest (mata de encosta atlântica alta), in humid shady localities.
    On present knowledge, according to the criteria of the red list of threatened species, A. lucioi is classified as Endangered (EN), in consisting of less than 2,500 mature individuals.
    The range of A. lucioi extends from the Serra da Bocaina in the State of São Paulo to Minas Gerais from the Serra da Mantiqueira to the Serra do Caparaó.
    Flowers in January, February, August, September and November, and fruits in February and September.


    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Other Data

    Anthurium lucioi Nadruz appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Pabstia 15: 4 (2004)

    Accepted by

    • Nadruz Coelho, M.A., Waechter, J.L. & Mayo, S.J. (2009). Revisão taxonômica das espécies de Anthurium (Araceae) seção Urospadix subseção Flavescentiviridia Rodriguésia; Revista do Instituto de Biologia Vegetal, Jardim Botânico e Estaçao Biologica do Itatiaya 60: 799-864.


    CATE Araceae

    • Nadruz Coehlo, M.A. & Leoni, L. De S. 2004. Duas espécies novas de Anthurium Schott (Araceae) para o Brasil. Pabstia. 15 (2): 1-9


    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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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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