Anthurium veitchii, the king anthurium, is an epiphytic species of flowering plant in the genus Anthurium native to Colombia.[1] It is grown in more temperate climates as a greenhouse or houseplant for its large, pendulous leaves that can be several feet long.[2]

Anthurium veitchii
Anthurium veitchii in the Dresden Botanical Garden
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Anthurium
A. veitchii
Binomial name
Anthurium veitchii

The Latin specific epithet veitchii refers to a longstanding group of plant nurseries based in Exeter, UK, originated by John Veitch.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Anthurium veitchii Mast., Gard. Chron., n.s., 6: 772 (1876).", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ "The Most Popular Houseplants of Spring 2018 | Architectural Digest". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1845337315.

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