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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Internodia 2.7-10.2 cm longa, 3-7 mm diam.; cataphylla 5.3-8 cm longa, decidua; folia petiolo 6.2-8.3 cm longo, lamina ovata, 11.2-15 cm longa, 6.7-10.2 cm lata, nervis basalibus 3-4 utroque, nervis primariis lateralibus 5-8 utroque; pedunculus 7.7-21 cm longus; spatha viridis, 2.5-4.5 cm longa, 6-7 mm lata; spadix anguste cylindroi deus, 3-5.5 cm longus, purpureus.


    Anthurium clarkei is known only from SE Ecuador and adjacent Peru in the Cordillera del Cóndor in Zamora Chinchipe Province and adjacent Amazonas Department in a Premontane wet forest life zone at 930-1130 m.

    General Description

    Terrestrial and hemiepiphytic vine, sprawling; stem elon gated, arising up to 1.5 m, shortly erect and scandent; internodes 2.7-10.2 cm long, 3-7 mm diam., medium green, weakly glossy, drying pale brown; roots lax, long and slender, drying dark brown, loose and spreading; cataphylls 5.3-8 cm long, drying mostly intact to semi intact, light greenish brown to light brown, deciduous, with only a few pale, loose fibres persisting at base. Leaves widely scattered on stem, petiole 6.2-8.3 cm long (averaging 7.2 cm) and 0.5-1.5 cm diam., medium green, semiglossy, terete, narrowly and weakly sulcate, drying greenish brown to light brown; geniculum 0.5 1 cm long; blade ovate, 11.2-15 cm long, 6.7-10.2 cm wide (averaging 13.7 8.2 cm), 1.5-2 longer than broad, 1.5-2.3 longer than petiole, acute at apex and abruptly acuminate, rounded at base, subcoriaceous, dark green, matte-sub velvety above, moderately paler and matte below, drying greyish green above, light yellowish green below; midrib acute and ±  concolorous above, narrowly rounded and darker below, drying concolorous above, concolorous to slightly paler below; basal veins 3-4 pairs free to base, 1st and 2nd continuing to apex, 3rd and 4th continuing 2/5 of blade and merg ing with margin; primary lateral veins obscure, 5-8 pairs, arising at 40-50° angle, weakly sunken and con colorous above, weakly raised and concolorous below, drying concolorous to slightly paler above and below; collective veins arising from 1st basal vein, 9-15 mm from margin near base, 3-6 mm from margin at 2nd and 3rd primary lateral veins, gradually closer to mar gin near apex. Inflorescence with peduncle 7.7-21 cm long (averaging 14.4 cm); spathe linear to lanceolate, green, 2.5-4.5 cm long, 6-7 mm wide (averaging 3.6 cm 7 mm), 3 dimensional shape fully expanded and at anthesis reflexed; spadix stipitate 0.1-0.25 cm, narrowly cylindroid, slender, 3-5.5 cm long (averaging 4.4 cm) and 0.2-0.3 cm diam., purple. Flowers 5-6 visible per spiral, 1.4-1.6 mm long, 2.4-2.6 mm wide, te pals minutely granular, lateral tepals 0.6-0.7 mm wide, 2-3-sided, usually ? shield-shaped. Berry colour and seed number unknown.


    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Other Data

    Anthurium clarkei Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 127 (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
    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.