Monstera 'Burle Marx's Flame'

Accepted:

Yes

Established:

No

Nomenclatural Notes:

Accepted, pending publication.

Published in:

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Released Year:

1981

Propagated:

Yes

Cultivar Type:

Form

Originator:

Roberto Burle Marx

Namer:

Various

Seed Parent:

Pollen Parent:

Base Species or Cultivar:

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Cultivar Origin:

This plant was found in Burle Marx's collection in Rio de Janeiro and introduced to cultivation from there. It is not known where this plant was collected from. It bears some superficial resemblance to Monstera deliciosa, especially to Monstera deliciosa var. sierrana (now a synonym of Monstera deliciosa).

Name Origin:

This plant was found in Burle Marx's collection (unknown origin) in Rio de Janeiro and introduced to cultivation from there. The juvenile leaves in particular resembles a flame. The name is a combination of these two aspects of the story behind this cultivar.

Growth Habit:

Active climber with moderately spaced internodes.

Leaf Blade:

Starts with entire leaves but quickly splits into deeply pinnatifid leaves with the leaflets set wide apart as it matures. In the most mature plants sporadic perforations can be observed at the base of some leaflets along the midrib.

Bloom and Fruit:

Unknown

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Significantly narrow leaflets that are wide apart makes it easy to distinguish from other forms of Monstera deliciosa in cultivation that are the closest matches to this plant.

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