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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Premontane wet forest (P-wf) and Tropical moist forest (T-mf).
    Diagnostic
    Characterized by its strap-shaped blades with prominently sunken collective veins on the upper surface and its long slender spathe. It is closest to A. diazii, which is also somewhat longer than wide and has a fairly long spathe. However, A. diazii is terrestrial, has much more elliptic blades, and a green spathe and spadix.
    General Description
    Epiphytic. LEAVES: Petioles 9.5-10.5 cm long, drying 3-4 mm diam.; blades strap-shaped, acuminate at apex (acumen ca. 2 cm long), cuneate at base, 34-39.5 × 3-3.7 cm, 9.9-11 times longer than wide, incurled at margins; upper surface eglandular, drying dark yellowish brown and matte; lower surface inconspicuously dark glandular-punctate with widely scattered warty excrescences, drying paler than above and weakly glossy; midrib concolorous, prominently raised near base, becoming flatter near apex on both surfaces, slightly darker below; primary lateral veins 10-12 per side, only slightly more prominent than interprimary veins; collective veins arising from near base, much more prominent than primary lateral veins, almost as prominent as midrib near apex, noticeably sunken above, 3-4 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCE with peduncle 38 cm long, drying 2-3 mm diam.; spathe erect, greenish, speckled maroon, lanceolate, 8.5 cm long, ca. 1 cm wide at widest portion near base, narrowly acuminate; spadix maroon, stipitate 2 mm, arching away from spathe to almost a 90° angle, 12.5 cm long, drying ca. 3 mm diam. Flowers 1.5-1.9 × 1.1-1.3 mm, 3 visible per spiral; lateral tepals 0.8-1 mm wide, outer margins 2-sided.
    Distribution
    Known only from the type locality in northern Perú in the Province of Alto Amazonas, Loreto Department. It is likely to be found in Amazonas Department as well.

    Distribution

    Anthurium ligulare Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rodriguésia 56(88): 82 (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.
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    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