Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 3, Number 3 (1980); Pages 86-93
Taxonomy of Anthurium scandens (Araceae)
By Richard C. Sheffer, William L. Theobald and Haruyuki Kamemoto     (Buy)


Anthurium scandens (Aublet) Engler is the most common and widely distributed of all Anthurium species ranging throughout the West Indies and tropical Central and South America. The habit is generally a small, vining, inconspicuous, usually epiphytic aroid. Specimens are occasionally cultivated for their attractive fruits which are sometimes eaten. In the past, the strong and flexible stems were used for making baskets and for tying together the framework of huts (Standley, 1937).


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