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

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


    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 600 - 1190 m.; Andes.
    No Evaluada

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    General Description
    Epiphyte; caudex elongated, rooting at the nodes; internodes 5.5–9 cm long, 4–5 mm diam.; cataphylls slender, caducous, 10–11 cm long. Leaves well dispersed along the stem; petiole drying light brown, terete, 12–18 cm long, c. 2 mm diam.; blade narrowly ovate-lanceolate, long-tapered and sharply cuspidate at apex, obtuse to rounded at base, 16.5–23.5 cm long, 6–10 cm wide, averaging 20 × 7.5 cm, 2.4–2.8 × longer than wide, 1.3–1.5 × longer than petiole, matte and drying greyish green above, matte and drying light grey below; midrib moderately raised and concolorous above, roundraised and drying light brown below; primary lateral veins 15–19 pairs, arising at 45–50° angle, only slightly raised and concolorous above, round-raised and drying light brown below; basal veins 1 pair, barely visible; collective veins arising from 1st pair of primary lateral veins, 3–5 mm from margin. Inflorescences erect; peduncle slender, 17–22 cm long, 1 mm diam., concolorous with petioles; spathe lanceolate, 4–5 cm long, 9–12 mm wide, green; spadix sessile, long-tapered, 4–6 cm long, 2 mm diam., cream, sometimes with violet base. Flowers 3–4 visible per spiral; tepals moderately smooth and unmarked, lateral tepals 0.9–1 mm wide, the outer margins 2-sided, forming a right angle, the inner margin broadly rounded to nearly straight; stamens apparently weakly emergent.
    The species is a member of Anthurium sect. Xialophyllium and is characterised by its epiphytic habit, long, slender internodes, long, slender deciduous cataphylls, narrowly ovate-lanceolate leaf blades with narrowly long-tapered apices and obtuse to rounded bases, as well as by the long-pedunculate inflorescences with a green, lanceolate spathe and a slender, long-tapered, cream-coloured spadix.

    The species is closest to an undescribed species from Cerro Samama and Reserva Mache-Chindul on the western slopes of Ecuador at 400–780 m elevation (Knudsen 380, 393, 476; Cornejo 7750). That species differs in having a short, stubby, purplish spadix and leaf blades that dry semiglossy on both surfaces, in contrast to a longtapered, cream-coloured spadix and blades that at least dry matte in Anthurium novitaense. It also somewhat resembles A. trianae Engl. of Antioquia Department in Colombia but that species has leaves with an acute base and with fewer primary lateral veins (8–9 pairs versus 15–19 pairs in A. novitaense) and also has shorter peduncles (35 cm long versus 17–22 cm long in A. novitaense).
    Endemic to Colombia, known only from the Municipio de Novita.
    Premontane rain forest life zone.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium novitaense Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 92 (2010)

    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., Delannay, X. & Kostelac, C. 2010. New species of Araceae from Colombia. Willdenowia, 40 (1), 63-122.


    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.

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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