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Published: 2021-10-22

A new species of ‘Bird’s Nest’Anthurium sect. Pachyneurium (Araceae) from Brazil

Escola Nacional de Botânica Tropical, Instituto de Pesquisas do Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, ENBT–JBRJ, Rua Pacheco Leão, 2040 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Instituto de Pesquisas do Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, JBRJ, Rua Pacheco Leão, 915 – Jardim Botânico – CEP – 22460–030 – Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Alismatales Amazon Forest Igapó Forest Pothoidae Monocots


While studying Anthurium sect. Pachyneurium from Brazil, a new species Anthurium mayoanum was discovered in Floresta de Igapó from Pará State. The species is described and illustrated. The species presents a set of characteristics that are for sect. Pachyneurium, particularly the atypical base of leaf blade and the color of spadix. We have compared this new species with other related taxa of section Pachyneurium and have provided commentary on geographical distribution, conservation status, ecology and phenology.


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