Anthurium scandens

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Anthurium scandens (Aubl.) Engl.

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

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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 scandens is a climber.

Naming

Anthurium scandens was already described and the name validly published by Jean Baptiste Christophore Fusée Aublet. It was Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Anthurium scandens 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 are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 50 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Anthurium scandens produces solitary light-green spathae.

The climbers carry ornamental berries.

Root System

Distribution

Anthurium scandens is native to South Mexico, Central America, tropical South America and the West Indies.

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

The ornamental value of Anthurium scandens lies especially in the ornamental leaves. Suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Anthurium scandens 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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