Anthurium metallicum

One of the most impressive velvety Anthuriums, Anthurium metallicum Linden ex Schott belongs to section Cardiolonchium. It is a terrestrial to hemiepiphytic herb. Leaves sub-erect to spreading, aggregated mostly at the apex of the stem; petioles terete, deeply sulcate adaxially toward the apex, smooth, light green to purplish violet in the apical portion and near the base. Leaf blades are dark lustrous green and velvety above, with major veins light green to cream along the major veins.

 

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 metallicum

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  • Name: Anthurium metallicum Linden ex Schott
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephytes or epiphytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Colombia
    Zone: 9-11
    Habitat: high elevation cloud forest hemiepiphyte restricted to west-central Colombia
    Height: up to 200cm
    Spread: 100-150cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-11338; IPNI plant ID : 85079-1; Tropicos ID : 2100677; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2872936; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1140385; WCSPF ID : 11338; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:85079-1; IRMNG ID : 10906896; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000228735

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded