Barleria – Barleria albostellata-Barleria cristata- Barleria Iupulina-Barleria oenotheroides-Barleria repens

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ACANTHACEAE ACANTHUS FAMILY CLOCK – VINE FAMILY Acanthaceae includes approximately 256 genera of perennial herbs, shrubs, and climbers, which are widely distributed in warm tem- perate an tropical regions. Leaves are in opposite pairs, often at right angles to the pair above and below (decussate) an stems are often 4 – angled. Flowers are bisexual…


ARACEAE – Caladium – Caladium Xhortulanum – Canadium lindenii

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ARACEAE Aroid family, arum family Aracea includes approximately 108 terrestrial, epiphytic, and climbing herbs plus a few aquatics, which are widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions. The flowers are greatly reduced and crowded onto a cylindrical spadix, usually surrounded by a bractlike, often showy, spathe. Some temperate apeciea are familiarly known as jack in…


Impatiens -Impatiens auricoma-Inpatiens New Guinea Group hybrids-Impatiens pseudoviola hybrids-Impatiens sodenii-Impatiens hybrids

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Balsaminaceae Balsam family Touch me – not family Balsaminaceae includes only 2 genera but many species of annual and perennial herbs which are widely distributed in the tropics, with a few in northern temperate regions. They are well represented in India and Asia. Leaves and stems are more or less fleshy. Flowers are bilaterally symmetricab…


APOCYNACEAE – Kopsia – Kopsia fruticosa – Kopsia pruniformis

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


APOCYNACEAE – Beaumontia- beaumontia grandiflora

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


ACANTHACEAE – Asystasia – Asystasia gangetica – Asystasia travancorica (hort)

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ACANTHACEAE ACAPANTHUS FAMILY Agapanthaceae includes a single genus of bulbous herbs from South Afica. Agapanthus was previously included in Alliaceae or liliaceae. Asystasia Asystasia includes approximately 70 species of perennial herbs and subshrubs from tropical Africa, India, and Asia. Asystasia gangetica has become widely nuturalized and is invasive in many coastal areas of the tropics.…


AIZOACEAE – Aptenia – Aptenia cordifolia

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AIZOACEAE Ice – plant family Carpet – weed family Aizoaceae includes approximately 125 genera of succulent berbs and subshrubs, which are widely distributed in subtropical areas with winter rainfall, with greatest diversity in southwestern Africa. Some are adapted for survival in extremely arid regions where they receive moisture only in the form of ocean mist. Enthusiasts…


Alliaceae – Tulbaghia -Tulbaghia violaceae

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Alliaceae Onion family Alliaceae includes 19 genena of usually bulbous perennial herbs, which  are widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions. This group is closely related to the amaryllis family. Amaryllidaceae. It includes pungent culinary herbs such as onions, garlic, chives, shallots and leeks. The characteristic aroma emanates from sulfur compounds. Several species are grown…


ADOXACEAE – sambucus – sambucus canadensis

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ADOXACEAE ELDERBERRY FAMILY VIBURNUM FAMILY Adoxaceae includes 4 genera of perennial herbs and shrubs from temperate and tropical Americal. Viburmum and Sambucus species are occasionally cultivated. Leaves are trifoliolate or pinnately  compound. Flowers are bisexual and radially symmetrical. The fruit is a small drupe. Sambucus Sambucus includes 9-25 species of shrubs from temperate to tropical…


AMARYLLIDACEAE – Eucharis

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AMARYLLIDACEAE AMARYLLIS FAMILY Amaryllidaceae includes approxi- mately 50 general of seasonally dor-mant and evergreen herbs widely distributed from mild temperate to tropical regions. Some genera are frequently, but incorrectly, referred to as lilies. of several distinctions from the family liliaceae, perhaps the most readily recognized are the slight bilateral symmetry of the flower, a bent…


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