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Mexican Breadfruit

Monstera Deliciosa

Description:

The tiny flowers are in an upright, fleshy, phallic, pale yellowish, enclosed by a large, creamy white, boat-shaped spathe. The inflorescences look like large, crude calla lilies. The flowers are followed by large, green, fleshy, phallic or corncob-like fruits with hexagonal fruit segments and aromatic white flesh. The leaves are large, glossy dark green, leathery, alternate, heart-shaped, and pinnately dissected with deep slits and oblong, Swiss cheese-like perforations along the midrib. The stems either sprawl on the ground or climb trees using aerial roots that can become long and trailing.

Habitat:

It grows best in warm, moist, humid, partly shady gardens, where it likes to climb trees.

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1 Comment

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Nice shot!

Spotted on Sep 6, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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