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Genus: Anthurium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales > Family: Araceae

About 700-900 species found in wet mountain forests of tropical and subtropical North and South America. Five species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Anthurium andreanum (Flamingo lily, Oilcloth flower)

Native to Colombia and Ecuado

Anthurium andreanum (Flamingo lily, Oilcloth flower)

Anthurium crystallinum

Indigenous from Panama to Peru.


Anthurium digitatum

Native to Venezuela.


Anthurium scherzerianum

Native to Costa Rica.

Anthurium warocqueanum

Native to Colombia.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.


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