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'.
Name: Anthurium warocqueanum T.Moore
Common name: Queen Anthurium
Type: herbaceous evergreen
Form: Epiphytic chamaephyte
Native Range: Colombia
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
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 : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:85496-1; IRMNG ID : 10462046; iNaturalist taxon ID : 639000; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000234546; Tropicos ID : 2100806
Synonyms: no synonyms recorded