“* Holey Green *
by Carolyn Connolly.
This Fruit Salad Plant (Monstera deliciosa) grows wild in our front yard, and bears plentiful fruit salad flavoured fruit...
"(It) is a creeping vine native to tropical rainforests of southern Mexico south to Panama.
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."
Captured mid-afternoon, in mid-autumn, on the 5th of April 2008...
Category: ~ Monthly Theme ('Go Green') ~