Anthurium chamberlainii

Juvenile leaves of his Anthurium are show-stopping. Anthurium chamberlainii Mast. belongs to section Belolonchium and is a herbaceous evergreen species. Its leaf blades are ovate-triangular-sagittate, very large (up to 95 cm long, 70 cm wide), very dark brown/ burgundy when juvenile, and dark green when mature.  They are deeply lobed at base with broadly undulate margins.

 

The genus name Anthurium is derived from Greek ánthos "flower" + ourá "tail" + New Latin -ium -ium . A very  literal translation of this would be 'flowering tail'.

Anthurium chamberlainii

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  • Name: Anthurium chamberlainii Mast.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Venezuela
    Zone: 12-13
    Habitat: occurs in some type of Premontane forest or Montane forest life zones since members of section Belolonchium nearly all occur at high elevations in wet forest.
    Height: 100-150cm
    Spread: 150cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-10786; IPNI plant ID : 15170-2; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2872934; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1142270; WCSPF ID : 10786; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:15170-2; IRMNG ID : 11119086; eBiodiversity ID : 322332; Observation.org ID : 279255; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000222938

    Synonyms: No synonyms recorded