Within our collection we have many species of Anthurium. If you are seeking other photos, click this link:
Anthurium radicans K. Koch & A. Haage
K. Koch & A. Haage
Anthurium differ from Philodendron species since all Anthurium produce perfect flowers containing both male and female organs while Philodendron produce imperfect flowers containing only a single sex. When an Anthurium is "in flower" the reference is to the tiny flowers containing both male and female sexual parts that grow on the spadix at the center of the inflorescence. To help prevent self pollination nature has designed the female flowers to be receptive before the male portion of the flower produce their pollen so in most cases an insect must bring pollen from another plant. The spathe surrounding the spadix is not a flower but is instead a modified leaf.
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.
Easy to grow, Anthurium radicans is often
found in collections and is now being used by hybridizers as a parent
species for several hybrid Anthurium varieties. The hybrid varieties
are often sterile and will not reproduce via seeds.
Click here to see Anthurium radicans x Anthurium
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