Anthurium wendlingeri

Very difficult to source, very rare and very stunning Anthurium wendlingeri G.M.Barroso is a pendent epiphyte from the section Porphyrochitonium. Leaves are spreading-pendent; petioles terete, leaf blades oblong, moderately thick, up to 80 cm long, acuminate at a apex, round to truncate at base; upper surface weakly velvety, obscurely and sparsely glandular-punctate, lower surface semiglossy, sparsely glandular-punctate.

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 wendlingeri

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  • Name: Anthurium wendlingeri G.M.Barroso
    Type: herbaceous evergreen
    Form:  Chamaephytes
    Family: Araceae
    Native Range: SE. Nicaragua to NW. Colombia
    Zone: 11-12
    Habitat: Tropical wet forest and premontane rain forest.
    Height: to 150cm
    Spread: 50-100cm
    Sun: Part shade
    Water: Medium
    Maintenance: Medium
    Leaf: Evergreen
    Tolerate: Semi Shade

    Taxon identifiers: PlantList-ID : kew-11898; IPNI plant ID : 15824-2; Tropicos ID : 2101391; NCBI taxonomy ID : 1366209; Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID : 2873660; Encyclopedia of Life ID : 1139462; WCSPF ID : 11898; Plants of the World online ID : urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:15824-2; IRMNG ID : 10681438; iNaturalist taxon ID : 430663; World Flora Online ID : wfo-0000234631

    Synonyms: no synonyms recorded