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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium peltatum Poepp.

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


    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.


    This endemic species is known from the Departments of Amazonas, Hminuco, San Martin and Ucayali.

    General Description

    Terrestrial; roots reddish brown to grayish, 1-2 per node, descending; stem 26-100 cm long, terete; internodes short, 0.3-0.7 cm long, up to 5 cm diam.; cataphylls 4.1-16.3 cm long, bluntly 1-ribbed, lanceolate, acute to obtuse at apex, pale green to dark brown, deciduous or persisting semi-intact then deciduous, coriaceous. LEAVES erect; petioles 35.9-98.6 cm long, 0.4-0.8 cm wide, terete to obtusely sulcate .adaxialIy, green, sometimes reddish; sheath approximately 5 cm long; geniculum 0.9-2.5 cm long; blades coriaceous to subcoriaceous, 27.5-66 cm long, (26-)30.4-49.6 cm wide, wider immediately below the middle, ovate, generally peltate, shortly acuminate to apex, obtuse to deeply cordate to base, dark green, semiglossy above, much paler and weakly glossy below; midrib slightly paler and narrowly convex above the base, bluntly acute toward apex,. narrowly convex and paler below; posterior lobes oblong, convergent, 6-21.5 cm long, generally fused; sinus absent to narrowly spathulate;primary lateral veins (4-)6-8(-10) per side, convex in both surfaces, departing at 40-50° from the midrib, slightly recurved; basal veins 5-7 pairs, narrow raised and concolorous above, weakly raised in part below, the 1st, 2nd and sometimes 3rd free to base, the (3rd) 4th-6th(-7th) coalesced;posterior rib 0.5-5 cm long, straight, sometimes strongly retrorse ; collective veins restricted to apical third, arising from the first basal veins or 2nd-3rd primary lateral veins, 1-9 mm to margin. INFLORESCENCE erect; peduncle (29.3-)32-61.5 cm long, 0.3-1.2 cm diam., 0.6-0.9 times as long as the petiole; spathe subcoriaceous, green, persisting, spreading, 9.5-21.7 long, 1.0-3.9 em wide; lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, acute at apex, acute to base; spadix tapered, 11-19.9 cm long, 0.3-1 em near to base, (0.2-)0.4 cm wide near to apex, greenish purple to coppery brown; stipe 0.2-2.6 cm long in front, 0.2-0.5 cm in back; flowers 4-lobed, sigmoid sides, 2.6-2.8 x 2.5-2.7 mm, 5-9 flowers visible in the principal spiral, 4-11 flowers visible in the alternate spiral; tepals glossy, yellow to yellowish brown, the lateral 3-sided, the inner margins convex, the anterior and posterior 3-5-sided, the inner margins straight; pistils ca. 1.5 mm long; stigmas rounded; stamens 2 mm long, exerted at anthesis; filaments flattened; anthers surrounding the stigma at anthesis; thecae slightly divaricate. INFRUCTESCENCE erect; spadix greenish; berries spherical with protruding stigma.


    Anthurium peltatum sites range from 400-1400 m in elevation.



    Other Data

    Anthurium peltatum Poepp. appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in E.F.Poeppig & S.L.Endlicher, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 83 (1845)

    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.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
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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.