Anthurium warocqueanum

Probably the most desirable velvet-leaf Anthurium. Commonly known as the Queen Anthurium, Anthurium warocqueanum T.Moore belongs to section  Cardiolonchium. It is a large leaf western Colombian endemic, growing as appressed or loosely attached climber. Leaves can grow up to 250 cm long. Leaf blades are elongate cordate-lanceolate, apex acute, base cordate, sinus deep, rounded,posterior lobes  sub-oblong, rounded, parallel; lamina leathery,deep velvety green with somewhat strongly impressed silvery-grryprimary, secondary and tertiary venation adaxially, pale green abaxially. Petioles to 60 cm long, terete, somewhat angled, geniculate apically.


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 warocqueanum

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  • Name: Anthurium warocqueanum T.Moore

    Common name: Queen Anthurium
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Epiphytic chamaephyte
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: Colombia
    Zone: 10-12
    Habitat: growing as a hemiepiphytic or epiphytic giant species in undercanopy from sea level elevation tropical rain forest to upper elevation cloud forest ecosystems
    Height: up to 300cm
    Spread: 150 cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-11890; IPNI plant ID : 85496-1; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2873559; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1139466; WCSPF ID : 11890; Plants of the World online ID :; IRMNG ID : 10462046; iNaturalist taxon ID : 639000; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000234546; Tropicos ID : 2100806

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded