Anthurium moonenii

There are two forms of Anthurium moonenii Croat & E.G.Gonç: one and tri-lobed. The plants we have to offer have gorgeous, tri-lobed, textured, corrugated leaves and are definitely some of our favourite Anthuriums. Very rarely encountered in collections.

 

It is an apressed-climbing epiphyte. Petioles are erect-spreading to spreading, terete, sometimes weakly and narrowly sulcate, medium green, semi-glossy. Leaf blades are simple when young, becoming deeply 3-lobed, pendent when young then spreading-pendent and arching, subcoriaceous, semi-glossy. Primary lateral veins quilted-sunken above, prominently pleated-raised below; interprimary and tertiary veins in part sunken above, prominently raised below.

Named after Joep Moonen, a Dutch naturalist and rain forest explorer living in French Guiana.

 

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 moonenii

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  • Name: Anthurium moonenii Croat & E.G.Gonç
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Hemiepiphyte
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: French Guiana, Brazil
    Zone: 11-12
    Habitat: rainforest
    Height: 100-120cm
    Spread: 100-200cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-329823 Tropicos ID : 50040289 IPNI plant ID : 77067645-1 GBIF ID : 2872790 Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1089380 TAXREF ID : 731557 WCSPF ID : 329823 Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77067645-1 eBiodiversity ID : 322256 Observation.org ID : 279620 World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000791250

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded