Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 4:14
Subject: Re: ANTHURIUM chamberlaini
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
was first described in the 1888 Gardners Chronicle as a new species.
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
It was listed with ANTHURIUM
andreaenim which included 12 varieties and 16 hybrids.
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
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?
information about it might serve us all. Joe