Anthurium nymphaeifolium

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Anthurium nymphaeifolium K.Koch & C.D.Bouché

Araceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: spathe
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Aridae
Superordo:
Aranae
Ordo:
Arales
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Anthurium nymphaeifolium is a subshrub.

Contents

Naming

Anthurium nymphaeifolium was described by Karl Heinrich Emil Koch and Carl David Bouché. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anthurium nymphaeifolium is a species in the genus Anthurium which contains approximately 871 to 1203 species and belongs to the family of the Araceae (Arum Family). The type species of the genus is Anthurium acaule.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Anthurium nymphaeifolium is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are entire, petiolate and have reticulate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Anthurium nymphaeifolium produces spathae that are arranged solitary.

The subshrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Anthurium nymphaeifolium is native to Venezuela and Colombia.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anthurium nymphaeifolium is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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