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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Peru: known only from the Bagua and Condorcanqui Provinces (Amazonas).
    Vernacular
    Local Aguaruna names: ináimes, chinumas, or mun chinumas, muun eep, and migkáya eep.
    Habitat
    Premontane wet forest transition to Tropical (P-wf/T) life zones.
    Diagnostic
    Distinguished by having semi-intact cataphylls with numerous loose fibers, dark gray-green-drying, ovate cordate, deeply lobed blades with collective veins not apparent and not running evenly along the margin, as well as by a spadix with 9-10 flowers per spiral. Anthurium kusuense is similar to A. shinumas, but A. shinumas differs in having intact persistent cataphylls, smaller leaf blades (less than 54 cm long), collective veins extending all along the margin and 4-6 mm from the margin, and a spadix with only 5-6 flowers per spiral.
    General Description
    Terrestrial or epiphytic, to 1 m, stems erect, 16 × 2.7-3.5 cm, drying brownish gray, woody; leaf scars conspicuous, hippocrepiform, 1-2 cm deep, 1.4-1.9 cm wide; internodes short, 1.5-2 × 2.7-3.5 cm, roots adventitious, emerging from nodes of the erect stem, drying brownish gray, scurfy, to 16 cm long, roots 2.5-3 mm diam.; cataphylls ribbed, (6.5) 8.5-9.2 (10) cm long, lanceolate, acute at apex, subcoriaceous, drying grayish brown, persisting semi-intact, dilacerating as coarse, yellow-brown linear fibers with the apex occasionally remaining intact. LEAVES: Petioles 78.6-92.5(111) cm × 6-11 mm, erect, sulcate, purple when fresh, drying gray-green, weakly striate to speckled; blades subcoriaceous, ovate to widely ovate, acute at apex, deeply cordate at base, 63-65.5 × 38-58 cm, broadest at point of petiole attachment, margins entire, convex; anterior lobes 31.2-45.6 × 38-58 cm; posterior lobes 17.3-21.9 × (12) 17-17.2 cm, bicolorous, abaxially paler, matte on both surfaces; midrib narrowly rounded above to narrowly convex below; primary lateral veins 7-8 per side, recurved ascending to the collective vein, straight, curving toward margin, narrowly convex, darker than lower surface, departing midrib at 45°-60º angle; basal veins 5-8 pairs, fused 1st-5th or 6th to the basal ribs; interprimary and secondary veins conspicuously prominent below, slightly sunken above; collective veins arising from 4th to 6th pair of basal veins, marginal or to 0.3 mm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect to erect-spreading; peduncle (21.8) 28-43.2 cm × 2-8 mm, 0.4-0.5 longer than the petiole; drying brownish green, ribbed; spathe erect, subcoriaceous, light green to green, drying yellow-brown and weakly striate, lanceolate, (7)9.5-12.7 × 1.9-2.6 cm, broadest just above the base, acuminate at apex, obtuse at base, margins forming 40º-60° angle on peduncle; spadix drying light reddish brown, cylindric to slightly tapered, erect, 5.6-9.4 cm × 4-8 mm diam., white to light green; stipe light reddish brown, 3 mm long in front, 2 mm long in back, 2 mm diam. Flowers rhombic, 1-1.5 × 1-1.5 mm. INFRUCTESCENCE with berries purple tinged, white base, along twisting spadix.

    Distribution

    Anthurium kusuense Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 79 (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, 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

    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