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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium martianum K.Koch & Kolb

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guyana to Suriname.


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.

    Purportedly from Surinam.
    General Description
    Habit unknown; stem short; internodes to 2.5 cm diam.; roots spreading, rather short, tapered; cataphylls coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, to 12 cm long, acuminate at apex, drying tan, persisting semi-intact. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles (11)20-37 cm long, 5-12 mm diam., obtusely and narrowly sulcate adaxially, rounded abaxially; geniculum thicker than petiole, 3-4 cm long; blades (dried) subcoriaceous, oblong-elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at apex (the acumen thick and inrolled), rounded to truncate (34)43-103 cm long, (6)20-38 cm wide, broadest slightly below or at the middle, the margins weakly undulate; upper surface semiglossy, dark green, paler below, both surfaces drying greenish gray to brownish; midrib raised above, slightly paler than surface, convexly raised below; primary lateral veins 18-24 per side, departing midrib at 55-85° angle, weakly curved to the collective vein, raised above and below; interprimary veins less conspicuously raised than the primary lateral veins; tertiary veins weakly raised above and below; collective vein arising from near the base, weakly raised above and below, 5-35 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES (dried) with peduncle 25-60 cm long, 4-7 mm diam., ca. 0.7- 1 x as long as petiole, terete; spathe spreading to reflexed, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, green, lanceolate, 9.5-17 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, broadest near the base, inserted at 60° angle on peduncle, acuminate at apex (the acumen tightly inrolled, ca. 6 mm long), rounded at base; spadix maroon, subsessile, tapered, weakly curved, held at 150- 165(185)° angle from peduncle, 9-15 cm long, 7-11 mm diam. near base, 3-4 mm diam. near apex; flowers rhombic, 1.9-2.6 mm long, 1.6-2.1 mm wide, the sides mostly straight to smoothly or jaggedly sigmoid; 11-12 flowers visible in principal spiral, 12-18 in alternate spiral; tepals minutely and densely papillate when dried; lateral tepals 1.1-1.5 mm wide, the inner margins convex, weakly erose, the outer margins 2-3-sided; pistils ca. 0.8 mm long, 0.5 mm wide; stigma oblong, 0.4- 0.6 mm long; thecae oblong, slightly or not divaricate; pollen fading to cream-white. INFRUCTESCENCE not seen.


    Native to:

    Guyana, Suriname

    Other Data

    Anthurium martianum K.Koch & Kolb appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Wochenschr. Gärtnerei Pflanzenk. 11: 276 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.


    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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