Anthurium radicans

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Anthurium radicans K.Koch & Haage

Araceae

Life form: climber

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

Anthurium radicans is a climber.

Naming

Anthurium radicans was described by Karl Heinrich Emil Koch and Friedrich Adolph Haage. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anthurium radicans 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 60 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Anthurium radicans produces spathae that are arranged solitary.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Anthurium radicans is native to South Brazil.

Cultivation

The climbers 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 radicans 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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