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

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    Anthurium molaui is known from eastern Ecuador Orellana, Pastaza and Morona-Santiago Provinces and N. Peru in Loreto Department, Teniente Lopez Province at 200-500 m in a Tropical moist forest life zone.

    General Description

    Hemiepiphytic scrambling herb; internodes elongate and slender, 1.5-13 cm long, 4-7 mm diam., drying grayish brown, matte; cataphylls 4-5.3 cm long, green, narrowly triangular, promptly deciduous, sometimes with a few short fibers persisting; petioles subterete, sulcate, drying moderately and deeply sulcate, medium green drying grayish yellow-green, weakly ribbed and minutely granular. LEAVES 30.1-52.7 cm long; blades narrowly ovate-sagittate, 15.2-32 cm long, 11.8-18.7 cm wide, broadest usually below the middle and above the petiolar plexus, sometimes at the petiolar plexus, rarely across the posterior lobes, 1.2-2.5 times longer than wide (averaging 27.4 x 15.5 cm), .9-1.9 times as long as petioles, medium dark green and semiglossy above, moderately paler and semiglossy below, drying greenish and weakly glossy above, slightly paler, grayish green and weakly glossy below; anterior lobe 15.3-25.9 cm long, broadly rounded along the margins: posterior lobes 6-9.5 cm long, 4.6-7.4 cm wide, slightly longer that broad, narrowly rounded at apex, sometimes turned weakly inward; sinus 3.1-7.5 cm deep, 3-5.7 cm wide, parabolic to narrowly hippocrepiform; midrib narrowly raised and bluntly acute to acute and concolorous above, narrowly round-raised and paler, minutely granular on drying below; primary lateral veins 5-8 on each side, arising at 45-55° angle, acute and concolorous above, narrowly rounded and slightly paler below; tertiary veins in part weakly raised; collective vein arising from uppermost basal vein, 2-4 mm from margin; upper surface moderately smooth, minutely areolate on magnification; lower surface minutely granular between the areoles. INFLORESCENCE with peduncle 2.3-8 cm long, 1.5-2 mm diam; spathe lanceolate, 2.1-6.3 cm long, 9-12 mm wide, medium green; spadix cylindroid, weakly tapered, greenish to greenish yellow, 3.8-7 cm long, 4-6 mm diam., narrowly rounded at apex; fl.owers 5--6 visible per spiral, 1.5-1.6 mm long, 1.3-1.4 mm wide; tepals smooth, drying light tan-brown with a few pale cellular inclusions; lateral tepals .9-1 mm wide, inner margin rounded; outer margin 2-3-sided. INFRUCTESCENCE with spadix to 10.5 cm long; berries reddish to purple, ovoid, ca. 6 mm long.


    Native to:


    Other Data

    Anthurium molaui Croat appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Aroideana 34: 56 (2011)

    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
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    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.