Monstera pittieri Engl.

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 37: 116 (1905)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Costa Rica to Colombia. It is a climber and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Pacific. Elevation range: 0–200 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Chocó.
Habit
Herb, Hemiepiphyte, Climbing.
[UPFC]

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

Diagnostic

 

Monstera pittieri is a diminutive climbing and hanging species of Costa Rica and Panama. The Panamanian material is more robust, with larger and more strongly falcate leaves than the Costa Rican plants, but they are clearly the same species.



Madison 1977: 89

 

General Description

 

Slender climber with pendent shoots from tree branches, the fruit held erect. Juvenile: a shingle plant. Adult stem: subterete or flattened, 5 – 10 mm thick, the internodes 4 – 9 cm long, with a thick, tan-colored cuticle which may flake off in dried specimens; Adventitious roots lacking in the pendent portions of the stem. Petiole: 8 – 20 cm long, vaginate nearly to the blade base, the sheath wings ultimately deciduous, sometimes disintegrating into fibres. Lamina: coriaceous, dull green, entire, ovate tolanceolate, 2 – 5 times longer than wide, strongly falcate and unequal, the base obliquely acute, the apex acute; the veins obscure and not prominent on either surface. Peduncle: terete, 2.5 – 4.0 mm thick, 2 – 6 cm long. Flowering spadix: 1.2 – 1.6 cm thick, 3 – 6 cm long, the pistils truncate at the apex. Fruiting spadix: 5 – 9 cm long, 2.0 – 3.5 cm thick, tapered to either end, the stylar portions of the pistils well separated from one another, giving the fruiting spadix a spiny aspect.



Madison 1977: 87

 

[CATE]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 200 m.; Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, trepadora, hemiepífita
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Sources

  • CATE Araceae

    • Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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