Vol. 75 No. 1 (2020)
Special section on Araceae

Two new endemic species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae: Monstereae) from Golfito in southern Costa Rica

Marco Cedeño-Fonseca
Programa de Posgrado en Biología / Herbario Luis Fournier Origgi (USJ), Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Alistair Hay
Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Road, Sydney 2000, Australia
Michael H. Grayum
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Mario A. Blanco
Programa de Posgrado en Biología / Herbario Luis Fournier Origgi (USJ), Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Published July 1, 2020
Keywords
  • Aroids,
  • Central America,
  • Osa Peninsula
How to Cite
Cedeño-Fonseca, M., Hay, A., Grayum, M. H., & Blanco, M. A. (2020). Two new endemic species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae: Monstereae) from Golfito in southern Costa Rica. Webbia, 75(1), 123-132. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-8091

Abstract

Monstera croatii M.Cedeño & A.Hay and M. gambensis M.Cedeño & M.A.Blanco (Araceae: Monsteroideae: Monstereae) are newly described and illustrated from cantón Golfito in the Pacific lowlands of southern Costa Rica. Notes are provided on how they can be differentiated from similar species. Monstera croatii is unique in the genus because it reaches its adult vegetative morphology while growing as a terrestrial plant on the forest floor, and climbs only to a very limited height before flowering. Monstera gambensis is one of the smallest species in the genus.

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