Title: ANTHURIUM chamberlaini
I was also very fortunate to get this species several years ago.
I have propagated it and now have several. One of these years I
might have a sufficient quantity to make it available.
It is one of the prettiest of the Anthuriums with an
inflorescence that will last for almost three months... The red
in the spathe is as an intense a red as I have seen in a spathe...
A very beautiful plant!!!!
was first described in the 1888 Gardners Chronicle as a new
It was among CATTLEYA orchids from Venezuela . It was
described as having a luxurious
scarlet red flower and heart shaped leaves . It was
again mentioned in Das Pflanenreich printed
It was listed with ANTHURIUM andreaenim which included 12 varieties
and 16 hybrids. Most
impressive for me was it's cross with A. warocqueanum and veitchii.
A. chamberlaini has not
been mentioned since to my knowledge. I was fortunate to
buy it from a sales table at Selby
Botanical Garden in the late 70's . I can only presume it was
an early Madison et al collection
however, there again, is no mention of it in a SELBYANA.
My interest and curiosity is if it is in collections.
Does anyone grow this beauty? Any
information about it might serve us all. Joe