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Anthurium hookeri


Bird’s Nest Anthurium

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassAlismatidaeAquatic and marshy plants
OrderAlismatalesHerbaceous flowering plants found in marshy habitats
FamilyAraceaeArum family, with plants whose flower is enclosed in a spathe
GenusAnthuriumFrom anthos, “flower,” and oura, “tail,” referring to the many tiny true flowers that form in the yellow tail-like spadix
SpecieshookeriNamed for Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), professor of botany and director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in the mid 19th century

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Anthurium hookeri description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Anthurium hookeri (Bird’s Nest Anthurium)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)