Bird’s Nest Anthurium
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Alismatidae||Aquatic and marshy plants|
|Order||Alismatales||Herbaceous flowering plants found in marshy habitats|
|Family||Araceae||Arum family, with plants whose flower is enclosed in a spathe|
|Genus||Anthurium||From anthos, “flower,” and oura, “tail,” referring to the many tiny true flowers that form in the yellow tail-like spadix|
|Species||hookeri||Named 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 8 Apr 2011.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)