Sunday, March 9, 2014

Platycladus orientalis

Platycladus orientalis ,  20 ft tall

Platycladus orientalis ,  5 ft tall

Common names : chinese arborvitae, bai zi ren, biota
Family : Cupressaceae
Ganus : Platycladus
Other name : Oriental arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis ( previously known as biota or thuja orientalis) is an evergreen slow-growing coniferous tree native to Korea and China. The tree was introduced to elsewhere in Asia as an ornamental tree. Platycladus is also used as a chinese traditional herbal medicine. The leaves are used to treat coughs, chronic bronchitis, asthma, excessive mucus secretion, etc.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii 

Common name(s): Paurotis Palm, and Silver saw palmetto,Everglades palm.
Family: Arecaceae
Genus : Acoelorrhaphe

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii is a small or medium palm tree native to Central America and southern Florida. It is grows in clusters to 5–7 metres (16–23 ft).


Philodendron (  not to be confused with Phellodendron - plants of the Rutaceae family-) is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family,  native to tropics. It is a large genus of about 200  species. Some of them are grown as houseplants. Hearthleaf  philodendron is poisonous to cats and dogs

philodendron selloum, variegated

philodendron martianum

philodendron 'red congo'
image resolution : 670x600 px
original : 2900 x 2500 px

Litchi chinensis

Litchi chinensis

Common names: Lychee, Sweet Cliff, Kwai Mi.
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus : Litchi

Litchi chinensis is an evergreen fruit tree native to southern China. This plant has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics dan subtropics.