Again, I need some help from any and all of you
aroid collectors out there! I need a good photo of a fully adult
Anthurium faustomirandae to illustrate the article in the link
below. I'll gladly give you credit in the piece for your help. I
also need input as to just how large you may have been able to get this
species to grow in your collection. The literature I've found indicates
typical size is around 2 feet (60cm) but Julius has seen blades up to
4 feet (1.2 meters).
The reason for the confusion is this plant is commonly sold as
the "world's largest" Anthurium. That is highly suspect since
Anthurium regale can produce a 6 foot (1.8 meter) leaf in the wild and
I just saw Anthurium cubense in Miami with an 8 foot leaf (2.4
meter). Even if you limit it to cordate leaf specimens Anthurium
regale would still be the largest.
And by the way, since I suspect some will wish to point out my
spelling is incorrect, I have verified the spelling on both TROPICOS and
IPNI. Many websites have this plant up under a large number of misspelled
names. The spelling I use is the one Dr. Croat published the plant under
which he verified on Aroid l as correct several years ago.
You can send the photos directly to me or to Aroid l and I'll
grab them. Please just be sure and indicate it is OK for me to reproduce
the photo on the internet. Really do appreciate the input!