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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Internodia brevia, usque ad 3.5 cm diam.; cataphylla 15 cm longa; folia petiolo 42.5 cm longo, lamina anguste ovato-triangularis, 55 cm longa, 35 cm lata, nervis primariis lateralibus 6 – 15 utroque, nervis basalibus 7 – 9(– 10) utroque; spatha 16.5 – 18 cm longa, 2.7 cm lata; spadix 20.6 cm longus, basi 12 mm diam.


    Anthurium lynniae is known only from the type locality in the Lita – S an Lorenzo region in Esmeraldas Province at 650 m between Lita and Alto Tambo in an area of Premontane wet forest life zone.

    General Description

    Stems less than 1 m long; internodes short, to 3.5 cm diam.; cataphylls 15 cm long, persisting semi-intact at apex, drying pale tan, soon deciduous. Leaves with petiole 42.5 cm long, 1.9 cm diam. at base, 7 mm diam. midway, densely and obscurely short-lineolate, medium green, weakly glossy; sheath 5 – 10 cm long, free-ending at apex; geniculum 3 cm long, 8 mm diam., slightly paler; blade narrowly ovate-triangular, 55 × 35 cm, 1.2 – 1.3 × longer than wide, (0.7 –)0.97(– 1.2) × as long as the petiole, dark green and matte-subvelvety above, slightly paler and semiglossy below; anterior lobes 41.5 cm long, the lateral margins almost straight; posterior lobes 17.3 × 13 cm wide; sinus obovate, 13.5 cm deep, 4.4 cm wide; midrib slightly paler, narrowly rounded at base, bluntly acute toward apex above, narrowly rounded below; primary lateral veins 6 – 15 pairs, arising at 50 – 60° angle, paler and bluntly acute above, narrowly raised and slightly paler below; interprimary veins usually present between each pair of primaries, scarcely less prominent; basal veins 7 – 9(– 10) pairs, the first free to the base, the fifth and sixth coalesced to 8 cm; posterior rib curved, naked to 4.2 cm; collective veins arising from the uppermost primary lateral veins. Inflorescence erect-spreading; peduncle terete, matte, pale medium green, minutely paler green-speckled, up to 45 cm; spathe pale medium green, glossy outside, matte inside, reflexed-spreading, 16.5 – 18 × 2.7 cm, drying manilla-coloured, matte and twisted while still on live plant; spadix stipitate 4 mm, medium dark green, becoming brick-red and weakly glossy, drying dark purple, matte, 20.6 cm long, 12 mm diam. at base, 10 mm diam. midway, 7 mm diam. at 1 cm from the apex, narrowly rounded at the apex. Flowers 12 – 13 visible per spiral, 1.8 – 2 mm long and wide; tepals moderately smooth, lateral tepals 1.4 – 1.5 mm wide, the outer margins obtusely 2-sided, inner margins narrowly rounded; stamens 0.8 – 0.9 mm long and wide, held just above the level of the tepals and forming a tight cluster over the stigma, thecae oblong, scarcely divaricate.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium lynniae Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Willdenowia 40: 335 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of 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.