Anthurium villenaorum

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'.

Anthurium villenaorum

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  • Name: Anthurium villenaorum (ined.)
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephyte
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Peru
    Zone: 10-11
    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
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: not yet described

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded