Re: black anthurium ?
- Subject: Re: black anthurium ?
- From: Albert Huntington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:51:55 -0500 (CDT)
If you're talking about an anthurium with a flower that looks superficially
like A. andreanum, but having a deep purple to almost black spathe, yes, such a
beast does in fact exist.
Speculation when the list last discussed it ( search the archives at
http://www.mallorn.com/lists/aroid-l/ ) was that it is Anthurium cabrerense
Engler from Colombia.
I am growing a couple of them with only moderate success, and I have not had
them flower for me yet. Apparently, they like the temperature fairly cool,
which is difficult for most of us to provide year round.
Tito Wee has a picture up at the bottom of this page:
Anthurium watermaliense is also sometimes refered to as "black anthurium",
but the infloresence is not as impressive. A picture and description can be
seen at http://www.aroid.org/genera/Anthurium/pachyneurinum/watermal.html
--- Lyn Edwards <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have just acquired a plant sold to me as a black anthurium
Albert Huntington San Jose, CA U.S.A.
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