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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Conservation for Anthurium cerrateae must be considered as Data Deficient (DD) according to IUCN Red List criteria (IUCN, 2001). It is known from only the type specimen, and thus remains in need of further investigation against future conservation efforts.


    Cataphylla persistentia intacta; petiolus 29.8-50.2 cm longus, 0.5-0.7 cm diam.; lamina 29.6-64.3 cm longa, 22.2-45 cm lata, late ovata, profunde cordata, nervis primariis lateralibus utrinque 3 ad 6(ad 7); pedunculus 13.2-38.1 cm longus, 0.5-0.9 cm diam.; spatha viridis, 8.1-14.5 cm longa, 1.2-2.3 cm lata; spadix 16.1-25.4 cm longa, 0.7-1 cm diam. ad basim, stipitata, stipite 0.7-1.9 cm.


    Anthurium cerrateae is known from Leoncio Prado Province, near Tingo Maria, in the Tropical wet forest transition to Premontane (T-wf/P).

    General Description

    Description based on dried material. Habit unknown, possibly terrestrial; stem unknown; cataphylls triangular-lanceolate, bluntly 1-ribbed on the upper 1/3, obtuse at apex, 10.9 cm, subcoriaceous, reddish brown, persisting intact. LEAVES erect to weakly spreading; petioles 29.8-50.2 cm, 0.5-0.7 cm diam., obtusely and broadly sulcate, sometimes bluntly 4 ribbed abaxially, green; sheath 1.7-3.2 cm; geniculum 1.4-2 cm; blades subcoriaceous, 29.6-64.3 x 22.2-45 cm, wider in the middle, widely ovate, abruptly acuminate at apex, deeply cordate at base, drying yellowish brown to grayish; margins convex; posterior lobes rounded, convergent, sometimes over lapping, 9-21.4 cm; sinus hippocrepiform to obovate; midrib acutely raised in both surfaces, sometimes only concave adaxially; primary lateral veins 3 to 6(to 7) pairs per side, straight to recurved near the collective veins, departing midrib at 40°-50°; basal veins (6 to)7 or 8(to 9) pairs, fused 3rd(4th) to 7th or 8th to the basal ribs; posterior ribs 2.1-5.5 cm, slightly curved, not naked; collective veins arising from the 3rd or 4th basal veins, generally very close to the margins, inconspicuous to 7 mm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 13.2-38.1 cm, 0.5-0.9 cm diam., greenish, 0.4-0.8 x longer than the petiole; spathe subcoriaceous, green, persistent, spreading to reflexed, 8.1-14.5 x 1.2-2.3 cm, lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute to acuminate at apex, cordate at base; spadix purplish or purple to grayish green, long tapered, 16.1-25.4 cm, 0.7-1 cm diam. at base, 0.4 cm diam. at apex; stipe greenish, 0.7-1.9 cm in front, 0.2-0.5 cm in back. Flowers rhombic, margins straight, ca. 3 X 2 mm; 6 to 10 flowers visible on the principal spiral, 6 flowers visible on the alternate spiral; tepals with the inner margins convex; pistils obovate; stigmas elliptic; stamens with anthers protruding at anthesis; anthers closely clustered over stigma; thecae slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.


    Other Data

    Anthurium cerrateae Croat & Lingán appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Novon 18: 148 (2008)

    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
    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
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.