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2011
Anthurium amnicola
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific Name - Anthurium amnicola

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Distribution and Habitat - Panama native (endemic), grows in tropical forests from 600 to 900 m altitude.

Description - herbaceous perennial, epiphytic. Leaves erect, petiolate, petiole 6-11 cm long, limb subcoriaceu, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, top graded acuminata, base acute or obtuse, 7 - 14.5 x 1.2 - 3.5 cm. Inflorescence erect, 6-26 cm long, shoulder subcoriacee, pale purple, ovate, 2.6 - 4 x 1.5-2 cm, abruptly acuminata at the top, round up to the attenuated base; spadix purple, violet, 0.8-2 cm long, flowers 2 x 3 mm. Fruit Baca, global, 4 mm in diameter, mezocarp jelly. Seeds 1-2, green, ovoid, 2.5 mm.

Tolerances - minimum night-time temperatures should be below 15 ° C and maximum daytime temperature does not exceed the 35 &g C.

Requirements - soil rich in organic matter mixed with perlite (for good drainage), exhibitions sunny but not direct sun.

Management - dried leaves can be removed because the diseases and pests. They fertilize with N: P: K ratio of 20:20:20.

Propagation - are planted at 30 cm x 30 cm distance between plants. It produces flowers after 8 months of planting.

Pests and diseases - Fusarium sp. Gloeosporoides Colletotrichum, Xanthomonas campestris


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