Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 23B: 60 1908. (Syn: Rhaphidophora laciniata (Burm.f.) Merr. ………) ?;
 
In Epipremnum pinnatum, the leaves have minute holes along the midrib, leaves are more or less clustered at tips of branches without cataphylls, and fruits has only 2-4 curved seeds.
 
In Rhaphadiphora decursiva the leaves don’t have any holes, leaves are scattered with cataphylls inbetween and fruit has numerous minute seeds.
 
 
 
 

Location: Maredumilli, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
Date: 18 June 2011, and earlier visits as well.

This place is in the Eastern Ghats. The forest type here is mostly moist deciduous with evergreen patches.
The plant looks similar to some species of Monstera, popular in horticulture and native to the new world – but I saw this plant growing wild; If it is indeed a Monstera, I’m not sure how it got there. That said, the forest out
here has been tampered with on a massive scale – there are pine plantations over large areas… and rubber and coffee…


Monstera deliciosa. Common garden plant in Chennai and South East Coast.


If wild this can be Rhaphidophora laciniata.


Monstera deliciosa posted by Joby Joseph, 26 Mar 12: Split leaf philodendron
Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa Liebm
Habit: Climber
Habitat: Western Ghat hills, not in wild. (Native of Amazon, often used as ornamental)
Location: Botanical Garden, MarThoma College, Pathanamthitta (DT), Kerala

this plant is not a native of our western ghats. But I’ve seen this plant at many many villages of Western Ghats in kerala and Tamilnadu. It is planted as an ornamental. fruit setting is rare but is said to be delecious.
Monstera deliciosa (split-leaf philodendron) Plant


Cant see the pic here, but this is my reply in original post where I can see the pic.

I dont think this is Monstera, but Rhaphidophora most probably, R. decursiva.


Yes, its seems to be Raphidospora. Is it R. pertusa?


I am unable to determine its id yet. I am not very experienced in taxonomy -(especially that of monocots!) I was confused mainly because:

1) the leaves are not having any holes on it -not even in young leaves. thus may not be Monstera sps. but more likely to be Rhaphidophora.
2) the plant looks just like R.pertusa as shown in the wikipedia and Epipremnum pinnatum (syn. Rhaphidophora aurea) as shown in this website
3) However its spadix looks just like Monstera one as shown in these websites (I think these are authentic sites)
3) Its fruit taste just between Pineapple and jackfruit (and thus like delicious monster)


I am not sure but this plant seems to be Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl. ???

Please see the below links
Yes … is right, It is not Monstera deliciosa in which large holes are present in the lobes of the leaf. Perhaps to exactly pinpoint whether it is Epipremnum pinnatums or Rhaphadiphora decursive we need closer view of leaf.

In Epipremnum pinnatum, the leaves have minute holes along the midrib, leaves are more or less clustered at tips of branches without cataphylls, and fruits has only 2-4 curved seeds.
In Rhaphadiphora decursiva the leaves don’t have any holes, leaves are scattered with cataphylls inbetween and fruit has numerous minute seeds.


 

 
 
 
 
 
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