Artocarpus heterophyllus

Artocarpus heterophyllus

The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak) is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day     Read More »

Mimusops elengi

Mimusops elengi

Mimusops elengi is a medium-sized evergreen tree found in tropical forests in South Asia, Southeast Asia and northern Australia. English common names include Spanish cherry, medlar, and bullet wood. In it is called maulsari in Hindi, bakul in Sanskrit, Marathi, Bengali,Bokul in Assamese,”Elanji” in Malayalam, Manipuri, magizamaram and ilanji in Tamil, AND ranja “Bakula” “Pagade     Read More »

Prunus amygdalus

Prunus amygdalus

The almond (Prunus dulcis, syn. Prunus amygdalus, Amygdalus communis, Amygdalus dulcis) (or badam in Indian English, from Persian‎) is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. “Almond” is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the     Read More »

Tamarindus indica

Tamarindus indica

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (from Arabic: romanized tamar hindi, “Indian date”) is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species. The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which are used extensively in cuisines around the world. Other uses include traditional medicine     Read More »

Tabernaemontana divaricate

Tabernaemontana divaricate

Tabernaemontana divaricata (Apocynaceae), commonly called Pinwheel Flower, Crape Jasmine, East India Rosebay and Nero’s Crown is an evergreen shrub probably native to India and now cultivated throughout South East Asia and the warmer regions of continental Asia.In zones where it is not hardy it is grown as a house/glasshouse plant for its attractive flowers and     Read More »

Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander

Nerium oleander is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, potentially toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. It is so widely cultivated that no precise     Read More »

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. Description Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree growing 2.5–5 m (8–16 ft) tall and 1.5–3 m (5–10 ft) wide,     Read More »

Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle, is a species of Catharanthus native and endemic to Madagascar. Other English names occasionally used include Vinca, Cape periwinkle, rose periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, and “old-maid”. Description It is an evergreen subshrub or herbaceous plant growing 1 m tall. The leaves are oval to oblong, 2.5–9 cm long     Read More »

Ixora coccinea

Ixora coccinea

Ixora coccinea (or jungle geranium, flame of the woods, and jungle flame) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is a common flowering shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It has become one of the most popular flowering shrubs in South Florida gardens and landscapes. Its name derives from     Read More »