Anthurium scherzerianum

This was the first species of Anthurium discovered for science by K. von Scherzer in Guatemala.
For cultivars a name A. hortulanum was proposed, but it is currently not in use.
A. scherzerianum belongs to the section Porphyrochitonium.



These photos show the most probably a cultivar, too (or even a few),
but the mostly approximating the botanical species.
The leaves are leathery and relatively narrow.
The red or orange spadix is always tortile.
A week after the female anthesis the male flowers start to pollen.
photo (1-6) © Marek Argent


The IAS: A. scherzerianum
Krzysztof Kozminski: on A. scherzerianum
Wroclaw University: A. scherzerianum
page created on 2002-03-27
last updated on 2003-05-27