Sorting Monstera names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Monstera adansonii Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Dracontium pertusum L., Monstera longipedunculata Matuda, Monstera pertusa (L.) de Vriese

POLISH : Monstera Adansona.

RUSSIAN : Monstera Adansona, Monstera probitaia (as M. pertusa (L.) de Vriese).

Monstera borsigiana C. Koch ex Engl.

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera deliciosa Liebm. var. borsigiana (Engl.) Engl. & K. Krause

RUSSIAN : Monstera Borziga.

Monstera deliciosa Liemb.

SYNONYM(S) : Philodendron pertusum Kunth. & Bouché

CHINESE : Gui bei zhu.

DANISH : Fingerfilodendron.

DUTCH : Gatenplant, Vensterblad, Vingerplant.

ENGLISH : Ceriman, Cut-leaf philodendron, Fruit-salad plant, Mexican breadfruit, Swiss-cheese plant, Split-leaf philodendron, Window leaf.

FINNISH : Peikonlehti.

FRENCH : Ananas des pauvres, Cériman, Monstera, Philodendron monstéra, Philodendron à feuilles incisées.

GERMAN : Fensterblatt, Köstlicher Kolbenriese, Zimmer-Philodendron.

HUNGARIAN : Könnyezöpálma.

ITALIAN : Monstera.

JAPANESE : Monsutera derishioosa.

NEPALESE : Amaraphal (Amarphal), Lahare karkalo.

NORWEGIAN : Vindusblad.

POLISH : Monstera dziurawa.

PORTUGUESE : Balaço, Banana de macaco, Costela de Adão.

RUSSIAN : Monstera delikatesnaia, Monstera lakomaia, Monstera prelestnaia, Monstera privlekatel'naia.

SPANISH : Costilla de Adán, Piñanona monstera.

SWEDISH : Monstera.

Monstera deliciosa Liemb. 'Variegata'

FRENCH : Cériman à feuilles panachées.

RUSSIAN : '' Monstera delikatesnaia 'Variegata'.

Monstera dissecta (Schott) Croat & Grayum

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera dissecta (Schott) T. B. Croat & M. H. Grayum, Monstera dissecta (Schott) N. E. Br. ex Donn. Sm., Tornelia dissecta Schott


Monstera jacquinii Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott. forma jacquinii (Schott) Voss in Vilm., Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott. var. jacquinii (Schott) Engl. in Mart.


Monstera karwinskyi Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera karviskyi Schott

POLISH : Monstera Karwinskiego.

RUSSIAN : Monstera Karvinskogo.



Monstera klotzschiana Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera adansonii Schott var. klotzschiana (Schott) Madison , Monstera maximiliani Engl. , Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott. forma klotzschiana (Schott) Voss in Vilm., Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott. var. klotzschiana (Schott) Engl. in Mart.


Monstera obliqua Miq.

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera falcifolia Engl., Monstera microstachys Schott.

ENGLISH : Buckshot plant.

POLISH : Monstera perforowana.

RUSSIAN : Monstera kosaia, Monstera neravnobokaia, Monstera obligua.

Monstera obliqua (Miq.) Walp. var. expilata (Schott) Engl.

SYNONYM(S) : Monstera expilata Schott


Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott

SYNONYM(S) : Pothos pertusus Roxb.


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (16 January 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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