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Anthurium cabuyalense Croat & J. Rodríguez, Aroideana. 18: 57. (1995).

Epiphyte; internodes short, 3 cm diam; cataphylls persisting as reddish brown fibers. Leaves spreading-pendent; petioles subterete, obscurely sulcate adaxially, 30–38 cm long, ca. 5 mm diam., firm and flexible; blades oblong, 72–80 cm long, 9–10 cm wide, 7.6–8 times longer than wide, moderately coriaceous, moderately bicolorous, dark green and weakly glossy and somewhat velvety above, medium glossy and weakly glossy below; the surface somewhat undulate, glandular-punctate both above and below, more sparsely so above; midrib convex and paler on both surfaces; primary lateral veins up to 30, flat and only weakly visible, drying weakly raised, scarcely more conspicuous than the interprimary veins; interprimary veins several between each primary lateral vein; tertiary veins obscure; collective veins arising from the lower 1/3 of the blade, 1–6 mm from the margin, weakly sunken above, flat and darker than the surface below, more conspicuous than the primary lateral drying weakly raised on both surfaces. Inflorescences spreading-pendent; peduncle 32 cm long, tinged purplish; spathe green, linear-lanceolate, 10.5 cm long, 11 mm wide, abruptly acuminate at apex, inserted at ca 45 degree angle, spreading at about a 90 degree angle to the peduncle; the margins rolled under along their entire length, meeting acutely at base, weakly decurrent; spadix subsessile, dark green, directed at a 105 degree angle; stipe 1–2 mm in back, 6 mm long in the front; flowers rhombic, 2.6–3 mm long, 1.8–2 mm wide, 6–7 visible per spiral; lateral tepals 1.8–2 mm wide, the inner margin straight to broadly convex; stamens emerging at the surface of the tepals; anthers broadly ovate, 0.4 mm wide. Infructescence not seen.

Type: Ecuador. Pichincha: ENDESA Reserve, 9 km N. of km 113 on Quito-Puerto Quito road, 750 m, 0°05'N, 79°02'W, 16 July 1986. Croat & Rodríguez 61519 (holotype, MO-3422812; isotype, QCA).

Pichincha: 700 m, 0°05'N, 79°02'W, Croat & Rodríguez 61519 (K, MO, QCA, US).


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