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Anthurium argyrostachyum Sodiro


Anthurium argyrostachyum Sodiro
Synonym:  Anthurium pandurifolium


Anthurium argyrostchyum is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.  The species is noted as a member of section Polyneurium.  An epiphyte (ep-a-FIT), little has been published regarding this species.  Although there was some concern among other collectors our specimen might possibly be something undescribed, after reviewing photos of both our specimen as well as the base of the plant, aroid botanist Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden responded with this comment, "This looks like Anthurium argyrostachyum Sodiro to me."  Described to science in 1901.

The leaf blade of the specimen of  Anthurium argyrostachyum appears to be subcoriacious (less than leathery) with he largest blade measuring 25cm (9.75 inches) by 14cm (5.5 inches) across the lobes in August, 2007.  Since little information has been published we are in hopes more will be available once Dr. Croat publishes his journal, Flora of Ecuador.

Anthurium species are known to be highly variable and not every leaf of every specimen will always appear the same.  This link explains in greater detail the scientific principle of natural variation and morphogenesis.  Click here.








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