Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 23B: 60 1908. (Syn: Epipremnum angustilobum K.Krause; Epipremnum elegans Engl. .; Epipremnum formosanum Hayata; Epipremnum glaucicephalum Elmer [Invalid]; Epipremnum glaucicephalum Elmer ex Merr.; Epipremnum merrillii Engl. & K.Krause; Epipremnum mirabile Schott …; Epipremnum robinsonii K.Krause; Monstera caudata (Roxb.) Schott; Monstera dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) K.Koch; Monstera pinnata (L.) Schott; Philodendron dilaceratum Engl.; Philodendron nechodomae Britton; Polypodium laciniatum Burm.f.; Polypodium laciniatum Blume; Pothos caudatus Roxb.; Pothos decursivus Wall. [Illegitimate]; Pothos pinnatifidus Roxb.; Pothos pinnatus L.; Rhaphidophora caudata (Roxb.) Schott; Rhaphidophora cunninghamii Schott; Rhaphidophora dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) K.Koch; Rhaphidophora formosana (Hayata) M.Hotta [Illegitimate]; Rhaphidophora laciniata (Burm.f.) Merr.; Rhaphidophora lovellae F.M.Bailey; Rhaphidophora merrillii Engl.; Rhaphidophora neocaledonica Guillaumin; Rhaphidophora pertusa var. vitiensis (Schott) Engl.; Rhaphidophora pinnata (L.) Schott; Rhaphidophora pinnatifida (Roxb.) Schott; Rhaphidophora vitiensis Schott; Rhaphidophora wallichii Schott; Scindapsus bipinnatifidus Teijsm. & Binn.; Scindapsus caudatus (Roxb.) Schott; Scindapsus decursivus Moritzi [Illegitimate]; Scindapsus dilaceratus K.Koch & Sello; Scindapsus forsteri Endl.; Scindapsus pinnatifidus (Roxb.) Schott; Scindapsus pinnatus (L.) Schott; Tornelia dilacerata (K.Koch & Sello) Schott);
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.
Epipremnum pinnatum from Delhi-Pl. validate: While going through the mail forwarded by … on behalf of … who had uploaded the plant as Monstera deliciosa
This plant was subsequently identified by … as Rhaphidophora decursiva, It was definitely not Monstera deliciosa which has less dissected leaves and large perforations on the blade. While going through Rhaphidophora decursiva in Flora of China, two things were noticed by me
1. According to Flora of China and I reproduce “There has been much confusion over Rhaphidophora decursiva and Epipremnum pinnatum because both species have large, pinnatifid leaves, but E. pinnatum has a leaf blade with tiny perforations (ca. 2 mm) along and adjacent to the midrib, an ovary with 2 or 3 ovules, and a sessile, longitudinally linear-oblong stigma. There is also a difference in leaf arrangement: R. decursiva has foliage leaves scattered and interspersed with several (up to 7) cataphyll-bearing nodes, whereas E. pinnatum has leaves often clustered distally without such cataphyll-bearing nodes.”
2. That similar plant was growing Just below my balcony.
I today photographs and realised both things: the leaf has minute perforations ust along the midrib and there are no catahyll bearing nodes, leading me to conclude this as Epipremnum pinnatum. Please validate. This may be similar or different from one uploaded by Joby Joseph.
You may like to read this link. I have no idea how authentic the texts are.
Araceae Fortnight 1 Aug to 15 Aug 2014 : Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl. : SK-09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
This is perhaps Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl. that have been mentioned by … in one of my recent thread.
I think yes …
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Araceae- Epipremnum pinnatum from Delhi-GSAUG37 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Epipremnum pinnatum (L.) Engl.
A climbing aroid often confused with Monstera deiciosa and Rhaphidophora decursiva but lacking large holes on segments (unlike Monstera) and having minute holes along the midrib (absent in Rhaphidophora decirsiva).
Photographed from Delhi
Thanks for pointing out the differences.
I could correct one of my picture, wrongly named.
Arecaceae, Araceae, Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14 Aug 2014: Monstera sp. for ID (Araceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_22 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
This Monstera sp. is commonly planted in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.
Please suggest the ID.
Not Monstera … If there are minute holes along the midrib, it should be Epipremnum pinnatum
If no holes Rhaphidophora decursiva
Thank you Sir. I watched it closely and found minute holes along mid rib.
Taking it as Epipremnum pinnatum.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Araceae : Epipremnum pinnatum : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 190814 : AK-50 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Araceae-:: Monstera deliciosa?? at Mumbai:: PKA21:: : : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Could this be “Monstera deliciosa“??
I don’t think it is Monstera deliciosa. Please show close up of leaf.
It seems to be Epipremnum pinnatum.
Araceae for ID : Mumbai : 25APR19 : AK-12 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Araceae seen at a cultivated garden in Mumbai.