When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

Heliconia adflexa, Coban, Guatemala, Hotel Monja Blanca, FLAAR, by Nicholas Hellmuth

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Bibliography on Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa is a very famous plant, with striking leaves. Monstera has an edible fruit which is very tasty and has nice aroma. Also, the aerial roots are useful for making mimbre furniture here in Guatemala. The dried roots are wound forming durable articles of furniture or baskets.

Monstera deliciosa in Hotel Monja Blanca

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Photo bu Nicholas Hellmuth using a Nikon D800E with a 60mm lens. Settings: F14 speed 1/125, ISO 400 in Hotel Monja Blanca, Coban.

PDF, Articles, Books on Monstera deliciosa

  • DÍAZ-Jiménez, P., GUADARRAMA-Olivera, M. and T. B. CROAT
  • 2015
  • Diversidad florística de Araceae en el estado de Tabasco, México. Botanical Sciences. Vol. 93, No. 1. Pages 131-142.

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  • NOOR, D., AFTAB, M., UDDIN, M. and A. S. SHAMSUR
  • 2014
  • Assessment of cytotoxic activities of Phyllanthus amarus and Monstera deliciosa. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science. Vol. 4, No. 7. Pages 110-113.

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First posted, March 2018


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