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Re: Chaos in Monstera names

  • Subject: Re: Chaos in Monstera names
  • From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:14:53 -0500

Dear Pete:

 

            I thought so and am glad that I was not just passing on nonsense.  I am glad that I was remembering correctly.

 

Tom

 


From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Peter Boyce
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:16 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Chaos in Monstera names

 

Hi Marek, Tom, etc.

Sorry I did pick up on the Monstera thread a bit earlier. Tom is correct, M. pertusa is a Rhaphidophora (R. pertusa).

Rhaphidophora pertusa (Roxb.) Schott, Prodr. Syst. Aroid.: 382. 1860; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 546. 1893. — Pothos pertusus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 455. 1820. — Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott, Wiener Z. Kunst 4: 1028. 1830. — Scindapsus pertusus (Roxb.) Schott in H.W.Schott & S.L.Endlicher, Melet. Bot.: 21. 1832. — Rhaphidophora lacera Hassk., Flora 25(2 Beibl.): 11. 1842, nom. illeg.
 
            Very large, very  robust, pachycaul, heterophyllous liane to 15 m or more. Stem robustly terete, 3–5 cm diam., Leaves dense along most of the stem except the oldest portion. Petiole shallowly canaliculate, 15–30 cm, pulvini indistinct; petiolar sheath extending 2/3 along the petiole, margins soon marcescent; lamina (juvenile)  rotund, entire, apex abrupt acute, 13 ´ 11 cm;  (adult) oblong-ovate, ovate in outline, 20–50 ´ 15–25 cm, irregularly and asymmetrically pinnately cut with the incisions c. ½ way to the mid-rib and sometimes occurring as ovate, apex acute, base subcordate,  pinnae 2-5 per side. Inflorescence solitary on tips of free lateral shoots. Peduncle cylindric, very robust,15–18 ´ 1.5–2 cm. Spathe oblong-ovate, cymbiform, ca. 18 ´ 8 cm, spreading at anthesis, thence falling, yellowish to somewhat pinkish tinged; spadix cylindric, ca. 10–12 ´ 2–3 cm, base oblique, sessile, yellow. Fruit hexagonal-obconical, 18 ´ 5 mm, green-white stylar region sloughing to reveal white or yellow pulp cavity.
 
            Distribution. — Sri Lanka, S. India through N.E. Himalaya to Bangladesh, Burma and N. Thailand 
 

 

Pete


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Croat
To: Discussion of aroids
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Chaos in Monstera names


Marek:
            Monstera friedrichsthalii is a synonym of A. adansonii but M. pertusa is not even a Monstera as I recall but rather a Rhapidophora (Pete is this not correct?). M. karwinskyi is a synonym of M. acuminate, not the other way around.  M. obliqua has lots of synonyms.  Madison lists 7 including M. expilata Schott but I intend to resurrect the latter.
 
Tom 
 



From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Marek Argent
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:13 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] Chaos in Monstera names
 
Hello,
 
Can anyone authoritatively tell if:
 
M. friedrichsthalii = M. adansonii = M. pertusa
 
M. acuminata = M. karwinskyi
 
M. obliqua has no synonyms
 
Best
Marek



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