A more appropriate heading for this thread would have likely been "The plant often sold as "Anthurium jenmanii" may actually be Anthurium bonplandii!!" I've already received nasty email over this. Please don't get angry, just consider what Dr. Croat says. I have changed the tag on my plant and have received a reasonable amount of mail from others saying they have done the same. Some of that mail has come from Indonesia. if you have the Anthurium with the purple-red leaf, call it as you choose! You still have a beautiful plant, it is just possible you may have the wrong name tag. Many people are not going to appreciate this information. Please understand, I DIDN'T SAY THIS! This information came from Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Dr. Croat is America's top aroid botanist and Anthurium specialist. Some of you may not be inclined to read all the way through the post entitled Anthurium jenmanii, What in the world is going on? . But you should! If you are interested in buying, or selling, the Anthurium from the Guiana Shield that produces the purple-red leaves, you should read one particular post! New information provided by Big Bill who is a part of one of the largest Anthurium growing nurseries in the United States (likely the largest) has just published an incredible bit of information from Dr. Tom Croat of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The plant everyone is selling as Anthurium jenmanii is almost certainly not that species! It ismost likely Anthurium bonplandii subsp. guyanum. Go read what Bill just posted! Please don't get mad at me! I didn't make this up, I just repeated what Bill wrote! I'm in the process now of attempting to get a quote directly from Dr. Croat. I'll post it the moment it is available but he is currently on vacation. Thanks Bill, and Denis, for this information. This is going to really confuse a lot of people. But based on your knowledge and the source, believe it! http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=31876 Please note, especially if you are about to send me a nasty email, I didn't say this! A recognized aroid botanist said it! But why does it even matter? Well, if someone is advertising a Mercedes Benz for sale and when you arrive with your $30,000 and it is only a Ford pickup, does it matter? Maybe not to some, but to a serious plant collectors, it matters! And I'm sure it would matter to the guy about to buy that truck! For some time I've been told by experts in French Guiana Anthurium jenmanii is not truly rare. But they have also said Anthurium bonplandii subsp. guyanum is rare. And this explains why! With information from Dr. Croat and photos from several experts, these links will tell you more about each species. http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Anthurium jenmaniii pc.html http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Anthurium bonplandii pc.html If you would like to read the original scientific description of Anthurium jenmanii or Anthurium bonplandii, you can find both in Dr. Croat's Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 1991, Volume 78, #3. That text can be ordered from the Missouri Botanical Garden. There are photos in the text of both species. The species are only vaguely similar.