Cycas revoluta

Cycas revoluta

Cycas revoluta (Sotetsu [Japanese], sago palm, king sago, sago cycad, Japanese sago palm), is a species of gymnosperm in the family Cycadaceae, native to southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands. It is one of several species used for the production of sago, as well as an ornamental plant. Names Cycads are not closely related to     Read More »

Psidium guajava

Psidium guajava

Psidium guajava, the common guava, yellow guava, or lemon guava’ (known as goiaba in Portuguese and guayaba in Spanish) is an evergreen shrub or small tree native to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. It is easily pollinated by insects; in culture, mainly by the common honey bee, Apis mellifera. Overview Widely cultivated in     Read More »

Phyllanthus emblica

Phyllanthus emblica

Phyllanthus emblica, also known as emblic, emblic myrobalan, myrobalan,Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, or amla from Sanskrit amalika, is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. Plant morphology and harvesting The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 8 to 18 m in height,     Read More »

Citrus limon

Citrus limon

The lemon (Citrus × limon) is a small evergreen tree native to Asia. The tree’s ellipsoidal yellow fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world, primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used in cooking and baking. The juice of the lemon is about 5% to 6%     Read More »

Azadirachta indica

Azadirachta indica

Azadirachta indica, also known as Neem, Nimtree, and Indian Lilac is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India and the Indian subcontinent including Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Typically growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees now also     Read More »

Carica papaya

Carica papaya

The papaya or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighbouring Central America. It was first cultivated in Mexico several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican     Read More »

Anacardium Occidentale

Anacardium Occidentale

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. It can grow as high as 14 metres (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 metres (20 ft), has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields. The cashew nut is served as     Read More »

Carallia brachiata

Carallia brachiata

(I) Taxonomy Nomenclature: Carallia brachiata (Loureiro) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 15:249, 1920 Karalli (Tamil) – Indian medicinal plant name The species epithet means ‘branching at right angles’. brachiatus (Latin) – having decussate branches provided with arms [decussate: arranged along stem in pairs, with each pair at right angles to the pair above or below. Classification:     Read More »

Musa Paradisiaca

Musa Paradisiaca

Musa × paradisiaca is the accepted name for the hybrid between Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Most cultivated bananas and plantains are triploid cultivars either of this hybrid or of M. acuminata alone. Linnaeus originally used the name M. paradisiaca only for plantains or cooking bananas, but the modern usage includes hybrid cultivars used both     Read More »