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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Anthurium chinchipense is known only from San Ignacio Province, and is endemic to the locality of San Martín del Chinchipe (thus the name “chinchipense”),
    General Description
    Description based on dried material. Terrestrial; roots 1–4 mm diam., white to gray, short pubescent; stems short; internodes up to 2 cm long, 0.9–2 cm diam., terete; cataphylls 7.2–9.9 cm long, subcoriaceous, triangularlanceolate, brown to reddish brown, promptly withering into a mass of pale brown to reddish brown fibers. Leaves erect; petioles 23.2–70.2 cm long, 0.4–0.6 cm diam., (0.9) 1.2–1.5 times longer than the blade, U-shaped narrowly and acutely sulcate with acute margins, sometimes 2-ribbed abaxially; sheath up to 3.1 cm long; geniculum 1.3–2.7 cm long; blades drying subcoriaceous, 24–52 cm long, 14.4–37.4 cm wide, 1.1–1.3(1.6) times longer than wide, wider at the base, cordate-sagitate, acute to acuminate at apex, bicolorous, olivegreen above, brown to reddish brown below; margins straight to slightly convex; posterior lobes elliptic, markedly convergent, directed toward the base, (6.4) 7.8–15 cm long; sinus widely hippocrepiform; midrib convex in both surfaces, sometimes conspicuously and narrowly acute below; primary lateral veins 6–8 per side, straight to arched-ascending, departing midrib at (30) 50–70° angle; basal veins 5–10 pairs, fused all to the basal ribs; posterior ribs 3.5–11.1 cm long, recurved toward the base, naked 2.9–9.2 cm along the sinus; collective veins arising usually from the uppermost lateral veins, rarely from the 1st pair of basal veins, 1–6 mm from the margins. Inflorescence erect; peduncle 10.3–22.7 cm long, 0.3–0.4 cm diam., green, 0.3–0.4 times longer than the petiole; spathe coriaceous, green, generally deciduous at fruiting, reflexed, 7.3 cm long, 1.1 cm wide, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, attenuate at apex, cordate at base; spadix grayish green, cylindric, 8.3–10 cm long, 1.1–7 cm diam. at base, 0.4 cm diam. at apex, sessile; flowers 4-lobed, margins sigmoid, 3 × 3 mm; 7–9 flowers visible on the principal spiral, 6–7 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals with the inner margins broadly convex, outer margins 2-sided; pistils elliptic-obovate, 2.5 mm long; stigmas rounded; stamens not seen. Infructescence not seen.
    In Tropical lower montane rain forest (TLM-rf) and the Tropical lower montane wet forest (TLM-wf).
    The species is a member of Anthurium section Belolonchium and is distinguished by its petioles with acute margins, broadly ovate leaves, as well as by the short peduncle and generally deciduous spathe.



    Other Data

    Anthurium chinchipense Croat & Lingán appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Campos, J. [6200], Peru K000400313 isotype


    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 43 (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 & Lingán 2005.New Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from the Peruvian Andes. Rodriguésia. 56(88): 43-51


    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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