Anthurium clarinervium

A very well-known and and loved in horticulture, the gorgeous vevety Anthurium clarinervium Matuda  whose sectional status is uknown (previously thought to belong to section Cardiolonchium), is probably endemic to Mexico. It has terete, green or pale red-violet petioles with green speckles. Its leaf-blades are ovate, moderately coriaceous, velvety and dark green. The conspicuous venation is clearly outlined by white or greenish white area around it.


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 clarinervium

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  • Name: Anthurium clarinervium Matuda
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Mexico
    Zone: 10-12
    Habitat: known only from areas with limestone outcrops between the Río Grijalva and Río de la Venta, north of Ocozocoautia dc Espinosa, Chiapas, at 800 to 1,200 m elevation
    Height: to 60cm
    Spread: 45-60cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-10810; IPNI plant ID : 15185-2; Tropicos ID : 2101357; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1366135; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2872501; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1142257; iNaturalist taxon ID : 276466; WCSPF ID : 10810; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 11326621; Flowers of India ID : White-Veined Anthurium; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000223197

    Synonyms: No synonyms are recorded