Syngonium Schott

Greek syn – joined, gone – womb, referring to the united ovaries

Climbing, scrambling or epiphytic plants with milky sap. Leaves with long internodes; blades often arrow-shaped but variously shaped and divided; stalks long. Inflorescences several, hanging in fruit and with short stalks. Flowers unisexual, perianth absent. Spadix shorter than the spathe. Fruit a berry, often several fused together.

Mostly indoor plants grown for their ornamental foliage.

33 species from the New World tropics.

Mostly by cuttings.

The sap is sometimes used as an antidote for insect bites.

Plant scrambling and with milky sap; leaves compound; leaf sheath clasping.

Croat (1981).

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Araceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Alismatales
family       Araceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Syngonium podophyllum Schott