Anthurium or Flamingo Flowers

The Anthurium, also called as Flamingo Flowers or Boy flowers as being called as such due to its structure, the spathe and spadix. It belongs to arum family (Araceae) with around 600 to 1,000 species.

different colors and forms of Anthurium. I took this image during our visit to a garden center.

Anthurium flowers develop crowded in a spike on a fleshy axis, called a spadix, a characteristic of the Araceae. The flowers on the spadix are often divided sexually with a sterile band separating male from female flowers. Like other Aroids, many species of Anthurium can be grown as houseplants, or outdoors in mild climates in shady spots.


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