Hi Dewey, Please keep me in mind when they are
ready. I'm in Delray Beach, Florida. My little private botanical garden is
expanding with unusual botanicals, bonsai, palms, orchids and of course
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Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 10:09
Subject: 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
ANTHURIUM chamberlaini was
first described in the 1888 Gardners Chronicle as a new species.
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
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
however, there again, is no mention of it in a
My interest and curiosity is if it is in collections.
Does anyone grow this beauty? Any
information about it
might serve us all. Joe