Fabaceae – Brownea – Brownea ariza, coccinea subsp. capitella

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Fabaceae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Caesalpinioideae includes approximately 150 genera of trees, shrubs, herbs, and climbers. Leaves are usually pinnately compound, sometimes twice pinnate (bipinnate). Flowers are bilaterally symmetrical sometimes appearing almost radially symmetrical. One petal is more or less defferentiated into a lip or standard. Brownea Brownea includes approximately 12 species of trees from northern South…


ARALIACEAE – Schefflera, Schefflera actinophylla, Schefflera arboricola,Schefflera elegantissima,

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Araliaceae Aralia family, ginseng family Araliaceae includes 47- 84 genera of shrubs, trees, woody climbers, epiphytes, and raraly herbs, which are widely distributed but most diverse in Indonesia and the Americas. This family could also be more broadly circumscribed  in the family Apiaceae. Hedera and Polyscias are frequently cultivated as foliage plants in temperate and…


Arfeuillea arborescens

Botanical Name: Arfeuillea arborescens Commom Name: Hop tree Family: sapindaceae Origin: native to Indochia including Cambodia and Thailand Botanical description Form A small to medium-sized tree growing up to 10 – 12m in height, Hop Tree has a round compact bushy light crown. Leaves The leaves are compound, pinnate with 3 – 4pairs of leaflets.…


Araucaria Columnaris tree

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Botanical Name:  Araucaria columnaris (synonym: Aruacaria cookii) Common Name: Cook Pine, New Caledonian Pine Family: Coniferae (Araucariaceae) Origin: It was discovered by Captain Cook on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia (hence its two common names). Aside from New Caledonia it can also be found in Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea (i.e. the…


Andira inermis

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Botanical Name: Andira inermis Common Name: Brown-heart Family: Leguminosae Origin: Native to Mexico, the West Indies, Tropical Central America and West Africa Botanical description Form A medium to large tree that generally grown to about 15 –25m in height in our urban settings (although heights of 30m and above have been reported in its natural…


Latonia angustiloba

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Botanical Name: Alstonia angustiloba Common Name: Common Pulai Family: Apocyanceae Origin: This tree is native to Peninsular Malaysia Botanical description Form Alstonia angustiloba is a tall tree, which can grow up to 15- 25m or more in height. It has a large, pagoda-shaped crown, with distinct tiered branching Leaves The leaves are oval- shaped, with…


Adenanthera pavonina

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Botanical Description Many people will be family with the attractive bright red shiny Saga seeds, which are a characteristic feature of this species.   From  Saga is a medium-sized tree, usually between 15 – 20m tall, with a rounded spreading uneven crown. Leaves The leaves are bipinnate compound, with the main leaf stalk 10 –…


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