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

[CATE]

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

Diagnostic

Internodia 4 – 6 cm longa; cataphylla decidua; folia petiolo 8 – 11 cm longo, lamina ovato-sagittata, 10 – 12 cm longa, 5 – 6 cm lata, nervis primariis lateralibus 6 – 7 utroque; pedunculus 4.5 – 5 cm longus; spatha 2 cm longa, 0.6 – 1 cm lata; spadix 2 cm longus, 0.2 – 0.3 cm diam.

Ecology

Anthurium mendietae is only known from the type locality in Ecuador in Zamora-Chinchipe Province at 2250 m in a Lower montane forest life zone.

General Description

Erect, appressed climber, epiphyte; internodes 4 – 6 cm long, 0.5 – 0.7 cm diam., green, cataphylls persisting intact at the upper nodes only, deciduous at lower nodes. Leaves with petiole terete, green, semiglossy, 8 – 11 cm long (averaging 9.6 cm), 1 – 3 cm diam.; geniculum 1 – 2 cm long; blade ovate-sagittate, 10 – 12 × 5 – 6 cm (averaging 11 × 5.5 cm), 1.8 – 2 × longer than wide, averaging 1.1 – 1.25 × longer than petiole, coriaceous, medium dark green, bicolorous, much paler below; anterior lobe 8 – 10 × 2.5 – 3 cm; posterior lobe directed inward, 1.5 – 2.5 × 2 – 2.5 cm; midrib sharply raised to about 6/10 of its length, drying brown; primary lateral veins 6 – 7 per side, departing midrib at 45° angle, interprimary veins present. Inflorescence nonerect; peduncle terete, 4.5 – 5 × 0.1 – 0.2 cm diam., light green; spathe lanceolate, rounded at base, yellowish light green, weakly glossy, 2 × 6 – 10 mm wide, inserted at 60° angle; spadix short, thin, matte, brownish purple, 2 cm long, 0.2 – 0.3 cm diam., stipitate to 4 mm.

Native to:

Ecuador

Anthurium mendietae Croat appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Mendieta, G. [657], Ecuador K001089741 isotype

First published in Willdenowia 40: 337 (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 Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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