Bird's Nest Anthurium
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Bird's Nest Anthurium
P Introduced Photo: Preetha P.S.
Common name: Bird's Nest Anthurium
Botanical name: Anthurium hookeri    Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Synonyms: Anthurium amplum, Anthurium huegelii, Anthurium varians

Bird's Nest Anthurium is a perennial plant which possesses some unique features which include, short internodes, dense roots, and lanceshaped cataphylls. The leaves have triangular to D-shaped leaf-stalks 2-9 cm long, are borne in a rosette at the base, 10-26 cm wide, 35-89 cm long. The leaves exhibit a scalariforme venation and supervolute vernation. Covering the leaves are tiny black glandular punctuates. Tiny flowers are borne in a long spike. The berries produced by the plant are white. Bird's Nest Anthurium is native to northern South America, cultivated worldwide.

Identification credit: Preetha P.S. Photographed in cultivation in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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