Anthurium 'Black Swan'
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Base Species or Cultivar:
The cultivar originated from a mis-identified anthurium from Indonesia, so the exact parentage is unknown.
These anthuriums were grown from seed from a self-pollinated NOID mother plant. As the plants mature, their leaves change in color and texture, starting out smoothing and maturing to slightly bullate. Newly emerging leaves range in coloration, from bronzy copper to nearly black. We call it Anthurium Black Swan because, while the hardened-off leaves remain consistent among siblings, we never know what color or tint the leaf will be when emerging. We are looking to officially register this name to give these private-grown anthuriums a proper identity as we share them with other passionate anthurium growers.
Compact; Petioles erect-spreading, sometimes held parallel to petiole
Emerging colors range from florescent black to a rose gold/copper. Mature leaves dark green, slightly bullate; venation meets to form a red sinus, underside of leaf displaying burgundy venation.
Bloom and Fruit:
Spadix arched, heavily tinged red-violet; spathe moderately thin, yellow tinged
Foliage is slightly bullate, reminiscent of luxurians hybrids, though more subtle, leaf shape bears closer resemblance to Ace of Spades, though more rounded at the apex; closed sinus creates an almost oval shape