Anthurium 'Zara'

Accepted:

No

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Published in:

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Released Year:

Unknown

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Hybrid

Originator:

Dr. Jeff Block

Namer:

Dr. Jeff Block

Seed Parent:

Anthurium magnificum

Pollen Parent:

Unnamed cultivar of Anthurium crystallinum with notably red leaves

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

The originator sought to create two distinct features: Leaf color hues featuring primary red on a large-sized leaf.

1) Successive generations of parent plants were selected for expression of primary red colors. The earliest generation seed parent was selected for red emergent leafs and growth vigor, while two Anthurium species' pollen parents were selected for similar features.

2) Several of the larger Anthurium species' leafs frequently feature similar vein patterns where their petioles emerge. At this point, primary vein(s) often branch at right angles to the leaf's vertical axis. By focusing on where the petiole... hence, the leaf's vascular support structure emerges, the (physician) originator visualized this feature as anthropomorphological "Strong, square shoulders" theoretically capable of supporting a large leaf.

Name Origin:

An acquaintance of the originator has a daughter named Zara.

Growth Habit:

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Distinguishing Characteristics:

Red petiole and spadix..
Emerging leaf is burgundy to red.

Round leaf shape.
Point at which the petiole's veins emerge forms and "T" shape along the leaf's central axis, and retains color as the leaf matures..

Leaf front: Evolves from emergent red with lighter contrasting vein colors; growing through brown-hues; and maturing into dark green with white contrasting veins.

Leaf verso: Evolves from emergent red; lightening through pink hues; and maturing into light green hues with darker contrasting red wine vein colors consistent with the petiole.

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