Monday, September 4, 2017

Dracaena Reflexa

Dracaena Reflexa -song of Jamaica
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Common names : Pleomele, Song of India/Jamaica
Family : Asparagaceae
Genus : Dracaena

Dracaena Reflexa  is a perrenial plant native to Madagascar, Mauritus. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental house plant. The flowers are small  but  fragrant, and mostly white.


Neoregelia johannis
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Neoregelia margaretae burgundy var
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Vriesea carinata.(Lobster Claw, Bromeliad)
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vriesea carinata
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Vriesea fenestralis
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ficus maclellandii (Banana Leaf Fig)

Ficus maclellandii
young tree - height : 4 m

Ficus maclellandii
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Common names : Banana Leaf Fig, Alii Fig
Family : Moraceae
Genus : Ficus

Ficus maclellandii is an evergreen fig tree native to Southeast Asia, India nad China. This fig tree has  long and narrow leaves on the lower branches and broader on the higher branches.  Always misidentified as Ficus binnendijkii.

Khaya nyasica (East African Mahogany)

Khaya anthotheca
height : 5 m
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Khaya anthotheca
height : 9 m (30 ft)

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Common names : East African Mahogany, White Mahogany, Nyasaland
Family : Meliaceae
Ganus : Khaya.
Syn : Khaya anthotheca
Similar tree : Khaya ivorensis

Khaya nyasica, is native to tropical Africa. It is always confused with Khaya ivorensis due to its similar appearance. This plant is also grown in tropical  Asia and tropical America.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow gum)

Eucalyptus deglupta
young tree, height : 12 m (40 ft)

Common names : Rainbow gum tree or Mindanao gum
Family : Myrtaceae
Genus :  Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall evergreen tree originated in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, south Philippines ), New Guinea and New Britain. It is now widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics as an ornamental street tree. The bark always peel off causing unique multicolored trunk. Eucalyptus deglupta grows up to 60 m (200 ft) tall.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Copernicia alba ( Caranday wax palm)

Copernicia alba.

Comon names : Caranday palm, or caranday wax palm.
Family : Arecaceae
Genus : Copernicia

Copernicia alba is a  solitary palm native to South America (Beazil,  Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay,Columbia). Copernicia alba is similar in appearance  or resemble to Copernicia  prunifera  but the growth rate is much faster.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thevetia peruviana (yellow oleander)

Thevetia peruviana (cascabela thevetia)

Common name : Yellow oleander
Family : Apocynaceae
Genus : Cascabela
Syn : Cascabela thevetia

Thevetia peruviana , is an evergreen small tree or shrub native to Central America or Mexico, and widely cultivated as ornamental plant.  Thevetia peruviana  is a poisonous plant.  All parts of this plant are toxic (the main toxin is contain cardiac glycosides).

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cassia Siamea (Kassod tree)

Senna or cassia  siamea
(cassia tree)

Common names : kassod tree, cassod or cassia tree
Family : Fabaceae 
Genus : Senna
Species : Senna siamea
Synonym : Cassia siamea.

Senna siamea also called Cassia (legume) siamea, is native to Southeast or South Asia. It is a perrenial mediam size tree with yellow flowers.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Sanchezia speciosa

Common names :
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus : Sanchezia

Sanchezia  is  a genus of shrubs (and herbaceous plants) native to Central and South America.. Several species are cultivated as ornamental plants around the tropics, for their beautiful foliage and flowers.

Eugenia myrtifolia (Brush cherry)

As ornamental shrub,
height : 1.8 m (6 ft)
Potted, height : 1.2 m ( 4 ft)

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conical shape
conical shape

Brush Cherry -turning yellow - conical shape
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Common name : Brush Cherry.
Syn : Syzygium myrtifolia, Syzygium paniculatum, Eugenia oleina.
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eugenia
Species: myrtifolia

Eugenia myrtifolia is a perrenial shrub or small/medium tree, growing up to 1.8-12m(6-40 ft). This plant is native to Indochina, Southeast Asia, Australia, Pasific Islands.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Echinodorus maculatus

Common name : burhead
Family : Alismataceae
Genus :  Echinodorus

Echinodorus is a genus of 28 species of annual or perennial plants of the family Alismataceae. This aquatic plants grow in  ponds or aquarium.

Cassia Fitsula

Cassia fitsula

Common names : golden rain tree or canafistula  or golden shower, aragvadha
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Cassia

Cassia fitsula is flowering plant native to Southeast Asia and India. This plant not to be confused with laburnum anagyroides or golden chain tree (sometime also called golden rain), which is native to Shouthern Europa. It is a medium sized semi deciduous  tropical tree growing to 33-66 ft (10 - 20 m) tall.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Schizolobium Parahyba

Schizolobium Parahyba 
Schizolobium Parahyba 

Common : Brazilian firetree, Brazilian fern tree,
Local names : ficheira ("token tree"), faveira ("fava tree"), guapuruvu, guapiruvu, bacurubupau-de-vintém ("penny-wood"), pau-de-tamanco ("clog-wood"), umbela, and parica
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Schizolobium

This fast growing  perennial  tree is native to South & Central America. The mature tree usually has a straight trunk, up to 130 ft or 40 meters tall.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cupressus Sempervirens

Cupressus Sempervirens small young tree

Common names : Mediterranean cypress, Italian cypress, Tuscan/Persian cypress, pencil pine
Family : Cupressaceae
Genus : Cupressus

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Veitchia merillii ( Christmas Palm )

vetchia merrilli - height : 4.6 m (15 ft)

vetchia merrillii height : 4.5 m (15 ft)

veitchia merrillii - triple trunk container
height 3m (10 ft)

Comon names :
Manila Palm, Christmas Palm, Dwarf Royal Palm.
Family : Arecaceae.
Syn : Adonidia merrillii

This palm is native to Phillipine or southeast Asia. It's called the Christmas Palm because its fruits become bright scarlet and tend to be that color in winter.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Pritchardia pacifica (Fiji Fan Palm)

Pritchardia pacifica
height : 6 m (20 ft)
Pritchardia pacifica
height: 6m (20ft)

Pritchardia pacifica
height : 4 m (14 ft)
Pritchardia pacifica
height : 5 m (17 ft)
Pritchardia pacifica
height : 6 m (20 ft)

Common name : Fiji Fan Palm.
Family : Arecaceae.
Genus : Pritchardia
Foliage : evergreen.

Pritchardia pacifica is native to Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Commonly known as the Fiji fan palm. It can grow up to 30 ft in height. The flowers are of a yellow green color and the fruits are brown.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Livistona Chinensis ( Chinese Fan Palm )

Livistona Chinensis 
(height : 3m)
Livistona Chinensis
(height : 3-4 m)

Common name: Chinese Fan Palm.
Family : Arecaceae
Genus : Livistona

Livistona chinensis is native to southern Japan,  Southeast China and Taiwan. It is a medium-sized cold-hardy palm ( grows from  3 to 9 m in height ) .This plant is becoming very popular in most subtropical and tropical areas. It is seen often in California, Florida, Queensland, and South Asia.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jacaranda Mimosifolia

Jacaranda 02

Jacaranda  01

Common names / local names:  jacaranda, blue jacaranda, black poui
Family : Bignoniaceae
Genus : Jacaranda

Jacaranda is a flowering plant native to Southeast America  but now can be found in subtropical and tropical areas. It  is  a semi- deciduous tree with lavender blue flower.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mangifera indica (Common mango)

Medium size mango tree, 12 m ( 36 ft) tall,  no fruits.

Mangifera indica, small tree

Family: Anacardiaceae
Subfamily: Anacardioideae
Genus: Mangifera
Common names : Mango, Common mango, Indian mango, Mangga

Mangifera indica is a fruit tree  native to India and Southeast Asia. Mango is cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical regions as garden tree or for commercial production.