Monstera deliciosa LiebmannAraceae

common name synonyms: Mexican-breadfruit, monstera, Swiss-cheese-plant, Philodendron, banana-de-macaco, tarovine

scientific name synonyms: Philodendron pertusum Kunth & Bouche

subclass: Monocotyledoneae

superorder: Arecidae

order: Arales

growth form: vine herb, herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Mexico to Panama

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth