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'.
Name: Anthurium metallicum Linden ex Schott
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Chamaephytes or epiphytes
Native Range: Colombia
Habitat: high elevation cloud forest hemiepiphyte restricted to west-central Colombia
Height: up to 200cm
Sun: Part shade
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