Monstera


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Monstera:

see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Monstera

 

a genus of plants of the family Araceae. They are lianas that climb by means of adventitious roots. The plants often become detached from the soil and continue to live as epiphytes. The first leaves are entire; later ones are pinnatisect and perforated. The flowers are bisexual, in spadices that have spathes. The fruit is a berry. There are approximately 50 species, distributed in tropical America. Some species are grown as ornamentals in greenhouses and homes. The most common species is the ceriman, or monster plant (Monstera deliciosa), whose fruits are edible.

REFERENCE

Morshchikhina, S. S. Monstera delikatesnaia…. Moscow-Leningrad, 1961.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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