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Thursday 25 April 2013


Anthurium (Schott, 1829), is a large genus of about 600–800 (possibly 1,000) species of flowering plants, belonging to the arum family (Araceae). Anthurium can also be called "flamingo flower" or "boy flower", both referring to the structure of the spathe and spadix.

The Anthurium was discovered in 1876 in Colombia. TROPICOS lists 1901 types, although some of these are duplicates. It is one of the largest and probably the most complex genera of this family; certainly it is one of the most variable. Many species are undoubtedly not yet described and new ones are being found every year.

The genus has neotropical distribution; mostly in wet tropical mountain forest of Central and South America, but some in semi-arid environments. Most species occur in Panama, Colombia, Brazil, the Guiana Shield and Ecuador. According to the work of noted aroid botanist Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden, no members of this genus are indigenous to Asia. Deliberately or accidentally, however, some species have been introduced into Asian rain forests, and have become established there as aliens.

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  1. Fascinating post. Beautiful photo too.
    And thanks too for this fun blog hop.
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Hi! Beautiful capture. Thank you for hosting.

  3. That's a pretty capture. Thanks for hosting! Have a good weekend ;D

  4. Very pretty. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Such a vibrant colour and lovely gloss enhances the colour! Gorgeous photo!

  6. Such deep and vibrant colours. Beautiful picture.

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  7. Love this wonderful plants, gorgeous blossoms!
    Wish you a nice weekend,

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  8. Gorgeous tropical plant! So colorful and unique. Thank you for hosting.

  9. I especially like photographing anthuriums because their shiny surface is so photogenic! So much easier to render than more delicate, matte surfaces of most flower petals.