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'.
Name: Anthurium peltigerum Sodiro
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephytes
Native Range: SW. Colombia to Ecuador
Habitat: moist tropical, montane forests at 950 - 2100 ms
Sun: Part shade
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