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Mexican Breadfruit

Monstera Deliciosa


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.


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

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1 Comment

ceherzog 10 years ago

Nice shot!

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

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