Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Latania loddigesii Mart.(Blue Latan Palm)

Mature tree, height :  about12 m (40 ft)

 height :  about 6 m (20 ft)

Common name : Blue Latan Palm
Synonym: Latania glaucophylla
Family: Arecaceae
Min. Temperature:  -3°C to -1.5°C (26 - 29°F)

Latania loddigesii is a species of lantan palm native to Mauritus Island. It is cultivated mainly as an ornamental fan palm. It has attractive blue fan leaves with a compact crown. Latania loddigesii grows slowly to 12 m (40 ft).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Barringtonia asiatica (Sea poison tree)

Medium-sized tree 
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Box fruit

Common names: Sea putat, sea poison tree, box fruit tree.
Synonym: Barringtonia speciosa
Foliage : evergreen.

Barringtonia asiatica is a medium or large tree growing to 12–25 m (40-83 ft) tall. This plat is native to mangrove habitats on the tropical coasts and islands of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. It is widely cultivated in the tropics as ornamental shade or street tree. All parts of the tree are poisonous, the active poisons including saponins. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phoenix loureirii (Loureiro's Date Palm)

Actual height: 4 m (13 ft)
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Common names : Loureiro's Date Palm, Mountain Date Palm.
Family : Arecaceae
Syn. : Phoenix humilis, P. hanceana.

Originating from Taiwan, Hongkong, Philipines, India and southern Bhutan, this palm resembles a dwarf Phoneix canariensis. Phoenix loureirii is less cold hardy than Phoenix canariensis, but still can survive only a few degrees of frost. It can grow up to  20 ft ( 6 m) tall.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Artocarpus altilis (Breadfruit)

Medium tree, height : 12 m (40 ft)

Common & local names  : Breadfruit, broodvrucht, fruit a pain, castana, sukun, kluwe, kulur, fruta pao, arbodel pan, mazapan.
Family :  Moraceae (Mulberry)
Syn : Artocarpus incisus

Artocarpus altilis is a species of flowering plant native to   the western Pasific Islands, New Guine and Indo-Malay Archipelago, but now widely cultivated  throughout the tropics. It is a fast growing evergreen tree, reaching 85 ft (26 m) in height. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pithecellobium dulce (Madras Thorn)

Height : 6 m (20 ft)

Common names : Madras Thorn, Manila 'Tamarind', Blackbead.
Local names : Cuauhmochitl, Opiuma, Guamúchil, Kamachile,kataiya
Family : Fabaceae.
Max-height : 12 m (40 ft)
Min. temperature :  -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Syn : Mimosa dulcis Roxb, Acacia obliquifolia, Albizia dulcis.

Pithecellobium dulce is native to Mexico, Nothern South America and Central America.  It has spread from its native range and become invasive in some countries. It has been introduced into Southeast Asia , Florida, Guam and the Pacific. Pithecellobium dulce is commonly cultivated in tropical regions as a shade or street tree

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Genus: Agave.
Family: Agavaceae

Agaves are succulents with a large rosette of thick fleshy leaves, usually end with a sharp point and a spiny margin. There are more 200 species of Agave recognised. Various species are known as popular ornamental plants.

Agave americana marginata.

Agave angustifolia marginata

Agave victoria reginae
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Livistona muelleri

L. muelleri, height : 6 - 7 m ( 20 ft- 23 ft).

Common name : Queensland Dwarf Fan Palm
Family: Arecaceae
Foliage : Evergreen.
Max-height : 9 m ( 30 ft)

Livistona muelleri is a slow-growing fan palm native to New Guinea and Australia (North East Queensland). It can grow up to 9 m ( 30 ft) tall, but usually only about 4 m  (13 ft) high.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Latania verschaffeltii (Yellow Latan Palm)

mature tall tree , height : about  9-10 m ( 30-33 ft)

Young tree

Common name : Yellow Latan Palm
Family :  Arecaceae
Minimum temperature: -1°C (30°F)
Foliage : evergreen.

Latania verschaffeltii is  is a species of flowering plant native to Rodrigues Island,  Mautitus. It grows slowly to about 12 m (40 feet) tall.