Lobed-Leaf Anthurium
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Lobed-Leaf Anthurium
P Introduced Photo: Nishant Chauhan
Common name: Lobed-Leaf Anthurium
Botanical name: Anthurium x macrolobum    Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Synonyms: Anthurium x dentatum

Lobed-Leaf Anthurium is an evergreen perennial herb reaching 0.9-1.2 m in height. It is characterized by deeply notched and fingered leaf blades with white veins. The leaves have a typical leathery surface. The shape looks like hearts with long and pointed ends. Inflorescence consists of a green spadix and petal-like green spathe that surrounds the spadix on a flower-cluster-stalk. The fruits of yellow-orange color develop from the flowers on the spadix. Lobed-Leaf Anthurium is an artificial cross between Anthurium leuconeurum and Anthurium pedatoradiatum, bith native to Mexico.

Identification credit: Nishant Chauhan Photographed in cultivation in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

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