Anthurium forgetii

Easily recognized due to its unique closed sinus,  Anthurium forgetii N.E.Br.  belongs to section Cardiolonchium. The leaf blades are quite closely placed and glabrous; petioles erect, subterete and quite flattened. Leaf blade are drooping, peltate, elliptic-ovate, shortly acuminate, quite entire and broadly rounded at the base,   rich deep green, overspread with a velvety sheen, with very pale green nerves and primary veins, which often have a frosted-white border; underside pale green, sometimes with a faint purplish hue.

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 forgetii

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  • Name: Anthurium forgetii N.E.Br.
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephyte or epiphyte
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Colombia, Ecuador
    Zone: 10-12
    Habitat: on 1100 - 1100 m, no further records
    Height: 60-80 cm
    Spread: 50-75 cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-10999; IPNI plant ID : 15285-2; Tropicos ID : 2101226; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2873656; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1141780; WCSPF ID : 10999; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:15285-2; IRMNG ID : 10721553; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000225166

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded