Monstera deliciosa Liebm.

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Monstera deliciosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Monstera deliciosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Monstera deliciosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Monstera deliciosa

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Mazowe River, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Philodendron pertusum Kunth & Bouché
Common names: Ceriman (English) Delicious monster (English) Split-leaf philodendron (English) Swiss-cheese plant (English) Window plant (English)
Description: Tall climber, sometimes attaining 10 m or more. Leaves: lamina ovate-orbicular, 60 - 100 cm long, pinnatifid into many segments, perforate with elliptic to oblong holes in 1-4 series on each side of the midrib; petiole as long as the lamina. Spathe creamy-white, to c. 30 cm long; spadix slightly shorter, ripening into a large edible fruit.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: deliciosa: delicious, probably referring to the edible fruits.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and C America
Growth form(s): Liane.
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Literature:

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Page 2.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monstera deliciosa
African Plant Database: Monstera deliciosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Monstera deliciosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monstera deliciosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monstera deliciosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Monstera deliciosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monstera deliciosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Monstera deliciosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Monstera deliciosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monstera deliciosa
Ispot Southern Africa: Monstera deliciosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Monstera deliciosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monstera deliciosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Monstera deliciosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monstera deliciosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Monstera deliciosa
Tropicos: Monstera deliciosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Monstera deliciosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173340, retrieved 20 May 2019

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