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Grant no's 279981, 279984 & 279970. Period, Nov./Dec. 2010 to Oct./Nov. 2013.
The aroids or Araceae are an incredibly variable group of flowering plants that grow in very humid areas and comprise terrestrial, aquatic and epiphytic plants. They range in size from as small as 2 millimeters in the duckweeds, to as large as several meters, as is the case in Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum). The genus Monstera is an hemiepiphyte with and incredible transformation from the seedling to the adult plant (heteroblastic development)
Systematics and evolution of Araceae, particularly the Neotropical genus Monstera.