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Monstera deliciosa (tarovine)

Synonyms: Monstera borsigiana; Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana; Monstera deliciosa var. sierrana; Monstera lennea; Monstera tacanaensis; Philodendron anatomicum; Tornelia fragrans

Wikipedia Abstract

Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to tropical rainforests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. It has been introduced to many tropical areas, and has become a mildly invasive species in Hawaii, Seychelles, Ascension Island and the Society Islands.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Shrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arenal National Park II 30025 Costa Rica  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad Biosphere Reserve II 493313 Costa Rica  


Ceroplastes rubens (pink wax scale)[4]
Chrysomphalus pallens <Unverified Name>[4]
Hemiberlesia lataniae (latania scale)[4]
Ischnaspis longirostris (black line scale)[4]
Kilifia acuminata (acuminate scale)[4]
Melanaspis tenax[4]
Milviscutulus mangiferae (mango shield scale)[4]
Parlatoria proteus (common parlatoria scale)[4]
Pinnaspis buxi (bamboo mussel-scale)[4]
Pseudaonidia trilobitiformis (gingging scale)[4]
Pseudococcus comstocki (Comstock mealybug)[4]
Pseudococcus orchidicola[4]
Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[4]
Pulvinaria urbicola (urbicola soft scale)[4]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[4]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]


Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas) to C. America;



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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