Anthurium vittariifolium

Anthurium vittariifolium Engl. is a pendent Anthurium growing on lower elevations. It belongs to section Urospadix. Petiole is rounded abaxially, flat (or even) above. Leaf blades are subcoraceous, sublinear, and uo 1.5 m long, narrowed from the 3 cm wide middle toward the acute base and gradually toward the apex; midrib rounded in (or at) the slender back.


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 vittariifolium

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  • Name: Anthurium vittariifolium Engl
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic hamaephyte
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: SE. Colombia to Peru and Brazil (Amazonas)
    Zone: 10-11
    Habitat: low elevations, epiphytic
    Height: 120-160 cm
    Spread: 100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Low
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-11882; IPNI plant ID : 15820-2; Tropicos ID : 2101208; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1366208; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2873406; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1139471; WCSPF ID : 11882; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 11204473; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000234460

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded