Hook. f. 1876
This species belongs to the section Porphyrochitonium. The leaves are narrow and elongate.
It is an epiphyte native to the Central America.
|An adult blooming plant. The leaf blades are 50-60 cm long.|
|These dark "dots" on the abaxial surface of the leaves are one of the distinguishing features of the section Porphyrochitonium.|
|Opening of an inflorescence.|
|Drops appearing on the stigmata indicate the female anthesis, they are ready to receive pollen.|
Flowers in the Araceae family are protogynous.
|The whole spadix consists of fertile flowers.|
|A few days after the male anthesis begins, the stamens appear and produce pollen.|
|Pollinated inflorescences thicken and become green.|
The spathe remains green until the fruits are ripe.
|Non-pollinated ones become yellow and wither.|
|The ripening fruits gradually become red, the infructescence still increases its size.|
|The seeds are mature, it's harvest time - the spathe becomes yellow.|
|The "naked" spadix after removing the fruits.|
|There are up to 4 seeds in each fruit.||Seeds collected from one infructescence and immediately sown.|
|They germinate after about 2 weeks.|
|3-4 weeks later the first leaves appear.|
Photos in this page (unless specified otherwise) © Marek Argent.
|An adult plant and a leaf of Anthurium magnificum|
|A plant with green-spathed inflorescences and a red infructescence.|
|Seedlings; photo (1-4) © Marian Uradnik|
|The same seedlings as I got them in summer of 2007. The leaf blades were 5-7 cm long.|
|Juvenile plants in the spring of 2009.|
|In 2009 the longest leaf blade was 28 cm, a half of the ultimate size.|
In 2010 the plant bloomed for the first time and produced seeds.
page created on 2010-03-11
last updated on 2013-05-26