Anthurium crystallinum

COMMON NAME

Crystal anthurium

TYPE

Anthuriums/Non climbing Philodendrons

FAMILY

Araceae

NOTES

Large, velvety oval leaves with prominent white veining, and inflorescences with green spathes and pale green spadices throughout the year. Anthurium clarinervium looks very similar and like Anthurium crystallinum.  A. crystallinum has more delicate leaves, with clean cut markings on the blades, while that of A. clarinervium are  thicker and leathery (coriaceous) and more distinctively heart-shaped. Another major difference is in their berry color. A. clarinervium  will have large orange berries while the crystallinum bears white to violet berries.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Central and South America, from Panama to Peru

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest epiphyte

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

exoticrainforest.com


Anthurium crystallinum