• Monstera deliciosa

    In April 2017 By Citizen Scientists of Unixploria
    Kingdom:PlantaeClade:TracheophytesClade:AngiospermsClade:MonocotsOrder:AlismatalesFamily:AraceaeGenus:MonsteraSpecies:M. deliciosa The specific epithet deliciosa means “delicious”, referring to the edible fruit, while monstera means “monstrous”, in reference to the size that this plant can grow to, over 9 m in many cases. Its popular name as a houseplant of “Swiss cheese plant”, or just “cheese plant”, refers to the holes which develop in the leaves, being humorously compared to some Swiss cheeses […]