Origin of anthuriumModern Latin from Classical Greek anthos (see antho-) + oura, tail (see uro-)
any of a genus (Anthurium) of tropical American plants of the arum family, having a spadix surrounded at the base by a flaring, heart-shaped, white or colored spathe
Any of various evergreen tropical American plants of the genus Anthurium, grown as ornamentals for their attractive leaves and their showy, often red spathes.
Origin of anthuriumNew Latin Anthūrium genus name anth(o)- Greek ourā tail ; see ors- in Indo-European roots.
- The following is a select list of genera of stove plants (climbers are denoted by *, bulbous and tuberous plants by f) Acalypha Achimenest Aeschynanthus Allamanda* Alocasiat Amaryllist Anthurium Aphelandra Aralia Ardisia Arisaemaf Aristolochia * Ataccia Begonia Bertolonia Bignonia* Bromeliads Cactus Caladium f Calathea Centropogon Cissus* Clerodendron * Crinumt Codiaeum (Croton) ORcftIDs.
- Aroids, of which the tribes are not restricted in their distribution, have two large endemic genera, Philodendron and Anthurium.
- The small flowers are densely crowded on thick fleshy spikes, which are associated with, and often more or less enveloped by, a large leaf (bract), the so-called spathe, which, as in cuckoo-pint, where it is green in colour, Richardia, where it is white, creamy or yellow, Anthurium, where it is a brilliant scarlet, is often the most striking feature of the plant.