“* Holey Green *

by Carolyn Connolly.
Gallery Photo

This Fruit Salad Plant (Monstera deliciosa) grows wild in our front yard, and bears plentiful fruit salad flavoured fruit...

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"(It) is a creeping vine native to tropical rainforests of southern Mexico south to Panama.[1]

Common names include Ceriman, Swiss Cheese Plant (or just Cheese Plant), Fruit Salad Plant, Monster fruit, Monsterio Delicio, Monstereo, Mexican Breadfruit, Monstera, split-leaf philodendron, Locust and Wild Honey, Windowleaf and Delicious Monster.

This member of the Arum family is an epiphyte with aerial roots, able to grow up to 20 m high with large, leathery, glossy, heart-shaped leaves 25–90 cm long by 25–75 cm broad. Young plants have leaves that are smaller and entire with no lobes or holes, but soon produce lobed and holed leaves.[2]"

Refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monstera_deliciosa

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Captured mid-afternoon, in mid-autumn, on the 5th of April 2008...

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