Vol. 75 No. 2 (2020)

A new orange-fruited species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae) from Panama

Marco Cedeño-Fonseca
Herbario Luis Fournier Origgi (USJ), Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Orlando O. Ortíz
Herbario PMA & Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Panamá, Estafeta Universitaria, Panama City, Republic of Panamá
Alejandro Zuluaga
Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Valle, Calle 13, #100-00, Cali, Colombia
Mario Jiménez-Segura
Macaw Recovery Network, Escazú, Costa Rica, 10203
Thomas B. Croat
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Published November 18, 2020
  • Aroids,
  • Central America,
  • Monstera obliqua,
  • Panamanian flora
How to Cite
Cedeño-Fonseca, M., Ortíz, O. O., Zuluaga, A., Jiménez-Segura, M., & Croat, T. B. (2020). A new orange-fruited species of Monstera (Araceae: Monsteroideae) from Panama. Webbia, 75(2), 251-262. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-9680


Monstera alcirana, endemic to Panamá, is described and illustrated using a color plate based on photographs of the vegetative and reproductive structures of living material. This species is the fourth of the very small species of Monstera in Central America. It is morphologically similar to M. obliqua, M. minima and M. gambensis but differs by has short internodes, thickly coriaceous blade and peduncle longer than the length of the leaf.