Anthurium bakeri

Hook. f. 1876

This species belongs to the section Porphyrochitonium. The leaves are narrow and elongate.
It is an epiphyte native to the Central America.

An adult blooming plant. The leaf blades are 50-60 cm long.
These dark "dots" on the abaxial surface of the leaves are one of the distinguishing features of the section Porphyrochitonium.
Opening of an inflorescence.
Drops appearing on the stigmata indicate the female anthesis, they are ready to receive pollen.
Flowers in the Araceae family are protogynous.
The whole spadix consists of fertile flowers.
A few days after the male anthesis begins, the stamens appear and produce pollen.
Pollinated inflorescences thicken and become green.
The spathe remains green until the fruits are ripe.
Non-pollinated ones become yellow and wither.
The ripening fruits gradually become red, the infructescence still increases its size.
The seeds are mature, it's harvest time - the spathe becomes yellow.
The "naked" spadix after removing the fruits.
There are up to 4 seeds in each fruit.
Seeds collected from one infructescence and immediately sown.
They germinate after about 2 weeks.
3-4 weeks later the first leaves appear.
Photos in this page (unless specified otherwise) © Marek Argent.
An adult plant and a leaf of Anthurium magnificum
A plant with green-spathed inflorescences and a red infructescence.
Seedlings; photo (1-4) © Marian Uradnik
The same seedlings as I got them in summer of 2007. The leaf blades were 5-7 cm long.
Juvenile plants in the spring of 2009.
In 2009 the longest leaf blade was 28 cm, a half of the ultimate size.
In 2010 the plant bloomed for the first time and produced seeds.
The IAS: Anthurium bakeri description
The Anthurium Primer: A. bakeri
Tropicos: Anthurium bakeri
CATE Araceae: Anthurium bakeri
page created on 2010-03-11
last updated on 2013-05-26