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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium pucayacuense is endemic to Ecuador, known only from the type locality in Cotopaxi Province in the vicinity of Pucayacu at 670-900 m in Premontane wet forest.

    General Description

    Growing on tree roots on steep bank; stems to 60 cm long; internodes short, to 4.5 cm diam.; cataphylls 24-27 cm long, soon weathering to reddish brown fibers, these persisting in a mostly parallel net-like reticulum; petioles terete, 72-91 cm long, conspicuously, bluntly and narrowly sulcate, drying yellow-brown, weakly glossy; blades 44-61.5 cm long, 33-51 cm wide, 1.2-1.6 times longer than wide, subtrilobed-sagittate, weakly glossy, medium green and matte above, slightly paler and semiglossy below, drying grayish yellow-brown and matte above, yellow brown and semiglossy below; anterior lobe (37-)47-53 cm long, 8-14 cm wide at middle of lobe, broadly confluent onto the posterior lobes, the confluent portion 10.5-12 cm wide; posterior lobes 17-26 cm long, subreniform, broadly rounded, directed toward the base and incurled, 10.5-17.5 cm wide; basal veins 7-9 pairs, these more or less regularly splayed out along the length of the posterior rib, none of them free to the base. the 4th and higher fused to 4.5 cm, 5th and higher fused to 6.5 cm; the posterior rib broadly curved, naked to 6-9.5 cm from petiole; midrib and basal veins raised and colorous above; sinus 8.0-13 cm deep, 8.5-24 cm wide; midrib narrowly raised and paler below; primaries and larger secondaries sunken and concolorous above, raised and weakly paler below; primary lateral veins (10-)19-21 per side, arising at a steep angle, then spreading at 50-70° angle but often promptly curved upward toward the apex, drying narrowly convex in valleys and concolorous above, narrowly raised and slightly darker on lower surface; interprimary veins usually present between each pair of primary lateral veins; tertiary veins in part prominent below; collective veins arising from one of the lowermost basal veins, 4-5 mm from the margins. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle 51 cm long; spathe 14 cm long, 2 cm wide, green, drying dark brown, erect, turned somewhat forward to hood spadix, tinged weakly red on outside; spadix 17.5 cm long, drying 5-6 mm diam., pale green drying dark brown; flowers 12-13 visible per spiral, 1.5-1.8 mm long, 1.3-1.4 mm diam. (dried); lateral tepals 1.2-1.3 mm wide, minutely granular outer margin equally or inequilaterally 2-sided, inner margin broadly rounded, matte; stamens white, exserted ca. 2mm.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium pucayacuense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 31: 33 (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.