Anthurium peltigerum

A wonderfully unusual Anthurium peltigerum Sodiro is a member of section Digitinervium. Petiole sub-cylindric, sulcate; blade coriacous, glandular punctate and peltate with 3-4 basal veins reaching all the way to the apex and numerous parallel tertiary veins running between the basal veins. Anthurium peltigerum is a one of the most unusual anthuriums due to it's peltate leaf (one of only 3 species). the numerous basal viens with numerous parallel tertiary viens give this species the look of a turtle shell and thus one of the common names of this beautiful plant, the 'turtle shell' anthurium. Clones of this species have been found in Columbia with a red colored spathe, the normal color being green. Growing mainly as an epiphyte, it can sometimes be found growing as a terrestrial.

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 peltigerum

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  • Name: Anthurium peltigerum Sodiro
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: SW. Colombia to Ecuador
    Zone: 10-12
    Habitat: moist tropical, montane forests at  950 - 2100 ms
    Height: 100cm
    Spread: 75cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-11496; IPNI plant ID : 85199-1; Tropicos ID : 2101124; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1366189; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2872287; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1140279; WCSPF ID : 11496; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:15565-2; IRMNG ID : 11308639; iNaturalist taxon ID : 639001; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000230437

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded