Monstera deliciosa Liebm.

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Monstera deliciosa Liebm.
  • Common name : Split Leaf Philodendron
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in hills. Ornamental and cultivated in gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : May-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
  • World Distribution : Tropical America, introduced in the old world tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Monstera deliciosa. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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