Monstera adansonii Schott (Image by Aarti Khale – identified by Gurcharan Singh,( inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)) 



Monstera deliciosa Liebm. (Images by Gurcharan Singh, Promila Chaturvedi & (Aarti Khale – identified by Pankaj Kumar), (Vivek Gharpure – validation by J.M. Garg & Mahadeswara Swamy), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade))  



Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Climber Plains to  High Altitude, Cultivated Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All districts

Botanical name Family Common name
Monstera deliciosa Araceae Split Leaf Philodendron



Minor Fruit Crops of India: Tropical and Subtropical By Bibhas Chandra Mazumdar 9(004)- Good details-
Monstera deliciosa

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Brief details- p.265-
Monstera friedrichsthalii Schott is a synonym of Monstera adansonii var. laniata (Schott) Madison
Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott is a synonym of Rhaphidophora pertusa (Roxb.) Schott


I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Monstera & Philodendron (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Pl. go through Monstera page (Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by …).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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