700.000 Monstera Adans.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Epiphytic climbing species. Leaves large, leathery, entire or pinnatifid, with a perforated lamina (in our species). Petiole long and sheathing. Spathes boat-shaped, early deciduous, subtending the thick, densely-flowered spadix. Carpels truncate at the apex. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit edible.

Worldwide: c. 25 species, native to tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Monstera deliciosa

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Other sources of information about Monstera:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monstera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monstera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monstera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Monstera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Monstera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monstera
JSTOR Plant Science: Monstera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monstera
Plants of the World Online: Monstera
Tropicos: Monstera
Wikipedia: Monstera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Monstera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1660, retrieved 23 April 2024

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