A very easy to care for, beautiful, less known velvet-leaf Anthurium villenaorum (ined.) is tentatively considered and aberrant section Cardiolonchium, Multinervium or Pachyneurium species with the involute vernation typical of the latter two sections, it can be subvelvety to velvety depending on culture with petioles sharply triangular in cross-section.
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 villenaorum (ined.)
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Native Range: Peru
Habitat: low elevations, apparently epiphytic, localized central Peruvian endemic from the San Martin Region.
Height: 120-180 cm
Spread: 100-150 cm
Sun: Part shade
Tolerate: Semi Shade
Taxon identifiers: not yet described
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded