1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium barrieri Croat, Scherber. & G.Ferry

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


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


    Anthurium barrieri is known only from the type locality in northern Peru near the RIO Amazon midway between the mouth of the RIO Napo and the Colombian border in areas of Tropical moist forest life zones at less than 200 m elevation but it is expected to be relatively wide-spread in the upper Amazon basin.

    General Description

    Epiphyte; STEM internodes short, 1.5 cm diam.; roots gray to whitish, to 16 cm long, 5-8 mm diam.; cataphylls 6-10.5 cm long, turning reddish brown, persisting intact, erect. LEAVES with petioles 6.5-10.5 cm long, 4-6 mm diam, sharply and deeply sulcate, subcoriaceous, dark green and matte above, slightly paler and matte below, sheathing (0.37-)0.52-0.60 (averaging 0.53) its length; sheath 4.0-6.5 cm long, the margins pale green; blades oblong-elliptic to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 25-30 cm long, 3-5 cm wide; midrib prominently raised, weakly paler and acute to bluntly acute above, bluntly acute and paler below with an acute medial rib toward the base; primary lateral veins obscure on both surfaces, ca. 15-20 per side, scarcely or not at all raised, concolorous; collective veins moderately obscure, arising from the base, irregular, 3-6 mm from margin; minor veins obscure. INFLORESCENCE stiffly erect at anthesis; peduncle 18-30 cm long (averaging 28.7 cm), 3.5-4 mm diam., medium green, semiglossy, sometimes acutely angular with several smaller ribs on either side near the apex; spathe medium green, weakly glossy inside, slightly glossier outside, 8.5-13 cm long, 1.2-2.0 cm wide, the margins turned under and sometimes tinged violet-purple, narrowly long-acuminate at apex with only the midvein clearly visible, subcordate and clasping peduncle at base; spadix 10.5-14 cm long, (3-)4-7 mm diam., sessile, straight, pale yellow to yellowish green or brownish yellow green, semiglossy; flowers 3-4 visible per spiral, 5-7(-9) mm long, 4-6 mm wide, prominently 4-lobed; tepals shield-shaped, 3.1-3.5 mm wide, the inner margin broadly rounded, outer margin 4-sided, both the sides parallel and perpendicular to the spiral, jaggedly sigmoid; pistils 1.3-1.5 mm long, 0.85-0.90 wide; stamens barely emergent, positioned at the margin of the tepals at anthesis, yellowish, 0.75 mm long and wide pre-anthesis, becoming 0.5 mm long and 0.75 mm post-anthesis with the thecae broadly divaricate; pollen golden-yellow. INFRUCTESCENCE spreading-pendent, peduncle 25-33 cm long, the spadix portion to about 19 cm long, 9 mm diam. before berries emerge, to 2.5 cm diam when berries emerge; berries orange-red, subglobose to broadly obovoid, 8-10 mm long, frequently broader in the direction of the axis, 7-9 by 8-9 mm wide., the apex not markedly depressed medially, often marked with cross-like ridges oriented at ca. 45 degrees with the axis; seeds medium yellowish green but darker yellow-green on one end, 3.6-3.8 mm long, 2 mm wide, 1.7 mm thick, bearing a transparent, stick appendage on the chalazal end of the seed, sometimes also with a smaller appendage on the opposite end of the seed.



    Anthurium barrieri Croat, Scherber. & G.Ferry appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Barrier, S. [s.n.], Peru K000401069 isotype

    First published in Aroideana 29: 88 (2006)

    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., Scherberich, D. & Ferry, G. A New Species of Anthurium (Araceae) from Loreto, Northern Peru. Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society 29, 90 (2006).


    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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