Anthurium 'Black Sensation'

Accepted:

No

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Published in:

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Released Year:

1990

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Hybrid

Originator:

Unknown

Namer:

Ron Hilder

Seed Parent:

Unknown

Pollen Parent:

Unknown

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

This cultivated plant was an import from Thailand. It was provided this name by the importer.

Name Origin:

A spectacular black velvet hybrid that stirs up a sensational response.

Growth Habit:

Upright, seemingly terrestrial or possibly hemi-epiphytic.

Leaf Blade:

Ovate to narrowly ovate.

Bloom and Fruit:

Reddish spathe, green spadix, short stipe.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Venation is always sunken and lime green against the dark adaxial of deep purple green colour. Leaf is velvet to sub-velvety in texture. Abaxial is light to medium green. Leaf shows three sets of basal veins, with few lateral veins. The collective vein and lateral veins tend to display less or no lime green colour compared to the primary basal veins. Lobes are rounded, approximately 1/5th to 1/6th of the entire leaf, and sinus is hippocrepiform in shape. Petioles are terete and green. Flower spathe is lanceolate pale yellowish green to green possibly with faint violet tones. Spadix is bright green which will turn yellow at anthesis. Stipe is short. Peduncle is reddish and appears terete.

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