Monstera Adans. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Adans. 1763. Fam. Pl.. 2: 470

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Distinguishing Features

Climbing hemiepiphytes with trichosclereids abundant in all tissues; petiole geniculate apically, sheath long, persistent to deciduous; leaves distichous; leaf blade with the two sides usually unequal, fine venation from parallel-pinnate to reticulate; spathe deciduous after flowering; flowers bisexual, perigone absent; ovaries 2-locular. Differs from from Stenospermation and Rhodospatha in more diverse leaf shape, usually perforated or pinnatifid or sometimes both, seeds globose to oblong, 6-22 mm long, endosperm absent and 2 ovules per locule.

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