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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium galileanum Croat

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Known only from the type locality in northern Perú.
    Tropical moist forest (T-mf) life zone.
    Characterized by triangular-hastate blades drying pale gray-green with pale or concolorous venation. It is similar to A. breviscapum in drying color of the blades and spadix, but A. breviscapum is a hemiepiphytic climber, with cordate blades with convex margins, and internodes typically longer than broad with a smooth, moderately pale, finely striate epidermis. In contrast, A. galileanum has short internodes and triangular-hastate blades.
    Local Aguaruna name: shinumas.
    General Description
    Terrestrial; internodes short, drying 1.2-2 cm diam., grayish brown; cataphylls ca. 5.5 cm long, drying pale reddish gray or reddish brown, oblong or lanceolate, persisting intact at upper internodes only, sometimes starting to weather to pale longitudinal fibers, then quickly deciduous. LEAVES; Petioles ca. 43 cm long, drying 4-6 mm diam., sulcate at least near base, drying smooth, reddish gray; geniculum red, 1.5 cm long, drying 4 mm diam., minutely ridged and warty on drying; blades triangular-hastate, bluntly acute and shortly acuminate at apex, prominently lobed at base, 43 × 40 cm, drying gray, tinged with green, semi-glossy above, drying grayish green, matte to weakly glossy below; anterior lobe 38.5 cm long, 12 cm wide at midpoint, +/- straight at margins; posterior lobe 20.5 × 11 cm, sinus broadly parabolic, 4.5 cm deep; midrib narrowly rounded with an acute medial rib, +/- concolorous below; primary lateral veins ca. 8 per side, 1.5-3.5 cm apart, departing midrib at a ca. 50° angle, essentially straight to a collective vein, bluntly and narrowly raised above, concolorous to slightly paler and bluntly acute below; basal veins ca. 4 per side, 1st almost free to base, 3rd-4th coalesced to 5.5 cm, +/- concolorous below, weakly raised; posterior rib naked 5 cm long along the sinus; collective veins arising from one of the lower basal veins, about equally as prominent as primary lateral veins, 7-10 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE with peduncle 28 cm long, drying 1-2 mm diam., pale reddish brown tinged with gray; spathe erect, drying reddish brown tinged with gray, lanceolate, 7.5 × 0.9 cm, gradually acuminate at apex; spadix drying reddish brown, somewhat tapered, erect, somewhat curved, ca. 6 cm long, drying 5 mm diam. Flowers 1.6-1.9 × 1.8-2.1 mm, 4-5 visible per spiral; tepals minutely granular and frosted white; lateral tepals 0.8-1.1 mm wide, inner margins broadly rounded, outer margins 3- sided.


    Other Data

    Anthurium galileanum Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 72 (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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