Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

COMMON NAME

Mini Monstera", Philodendron "Ginny", Philodendron "Piccolo"

TYPE

Vine

FAMILY

Araceae

NOTES

This aroid has often been mistaken for other species and families. First discovered in 1893 by a British botanist named Joseph Dalton Hooker. The species’ scientific name has the following possible meaning: firstly, the word “Rhaphidophora”, which could refer to the oxalates found in the plant’s center that are “needle-like”, and secondly, the term “Tetrasperma”, which describes the four-sided seeds that are produced by the plant in the autumn season.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southern Thailand and to Malaysia

NATIVE HABITAT

Disturbed rather dry to moist or wet forest on sandstone and granite

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

exoticrainforest.com

plantsoftheworldonline.org



Rhaphidophora tetrasperma