Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Filicium decipiens (Japanese Fern Tree)

Filicium decipiens 01

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Filicum decipiens  02

Common name :  Japanese Fern Tree or Deceiving Fern Tree
Family : Sapindaceae
Genus : Filicium

Filicium decipiens is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, India, tropical Africa. It's called 'Japanese Fern Tree' because of its large fern like leaves. It is a moderate slow grower which can reach up to 40 feet in height. Filicium decipiens is very dense which makes it widely planted as shade tree.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dypsis madagascariensis

Actual height : 1.5 m  (5 ft)

Syn : Dypsis lucubensis,  Chrysalidocarpus lucubensis

DYPSIS MADAGASCARIENSIS is native to Madagascar. It is a medium sized  clustering / solitary palm, growing to 3 - 9 m tall.  Another name is Dypsis ankaizinenis.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Sansevieria is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Ruscaceae. These plants are suitable for growing indoors.

Sansevieria trifasciata ( Snake Plant)

Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii (var. Snake Plant)

Sansevieria trifasciata - also known as  Snake Plant, is an evergreen herbaceous succulent native to tropical Africa. It has stiff sword-shaped leaves, which grow vertically. Another common name is rmother-in-law's tongue.

Sansevieria personii

Sansevieria personii var.

Sansevieria cylindrica

Sansevieria cylindrica, potted.

Sansevieria cylindrica -also known as the Cylindrical Snake plant or Spear Sansevieria  is  native to Angola.

Sansevieria erythraeae (schweinfurthii)

Sansevieria erythraeae (?)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tabebuia Aurea ( "Caribbean" Trumpet Tree )

Trumpet tree

Common name : "Caribbean" Trumpet Tree
Family: Bignoniaceae

Tabebuia Aurea is a deciduous tree native to South America (i.e Barzil, Suriname, Bolivia, Paeru, Northern Argentina, Paraguay). It is a small tree growing to 8- 9 m ( 30 ft) tall. The leaves are palmately compound, with five or seven leaflets which will fall before the flowers bloom in early spring or late winter. Tabebuia aurea prefers full sun and well drained soil.

Albizia saman or Samanea Saman (Rain Tree)

Young tree, height : 5 m (17 ft).

Mature tree, medium size

Mature tree, height: 12 m (40 ft)

Common names / local names :
English: Saman, Rain Tree, Monkey Pod, Giant Thibet, Inga Saman, Cow Tamarind, East Indian Walnut.
Grenada: Coco Tamarind.
Guyana: French Tamarind
Spanish: cenízaro, acacia preta, árbol de lluvia ("rain tree"), genízaro.
Cuba: algarrobo.
Central America: carreto, cenicero, dormilon, zarza. Colombia and Venezuela: campano, saman. Venezuela: carabeli, couji, lara, urero, zaman.
German: Regenbaum ("rain tree")
Sanskrt: Shiriesch
Marathi: Shiriesch
Tamil: Thoongu moonji maram ("Tree with a sleeping face")
French: arbre a (la) pluie ("rain tree")
Haitian Creole: guannegoul(e)
Hindi: Vilaiti Siris सीरस
Kannada: Bhagaya mara
Jamatea[verification needed]: goango, guango
Javanese: trembesi
Khmer ampil barang ("French tamarind")
Malagasy: bonara(mbaza), kily vazaha, madiromany, mampihe, mampohehy
Malay/Indonesian: Pukul Lima ("5 o'clock tree", in Malaysia), ki hujan ("rain tree")
Portuguese: chorona
Sinhalese: mara
Sundanese: ki hujan ("rain tree")
Vietnamese: cây mưa (rain tree)
Thai: Jamjuree
In the Caribbean region, it is occasionally called marsave.
(source: Wikipedia)

Family: Fabaceae

Albizia saman or Samanea Saman is a leguminous tree native to South America, Southeast Asia, Pasific islands and Hawai. It is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 m (82 ft) tall with a diameter of  40 m (130 ft). Samanea Saman primarily cultivated as shade tree.