Anthurium clavigerum

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Anthurium clavigerum Poepp.

Araceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: spathe
Fruit: berry

150B / c3d238 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Aridae
Superordo:
Aranae
Ordo:
Arales

Anthurium clavigerum is a climber.

Naming

Anthurium clavigerum was described by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anthurium clavigerum 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

The climbers reach heights of 25 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Anthurium clavigerum produces solitary light-green spathae.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Anthurium clavigerum is native to Colombia.

Cultivation

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

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anthurium clavigerum 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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