TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Hedera sp., Ivy
Hedera azorica 'Variegata'

Hedera sp.

Ivy
Family: Araliaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ivies are natives of Eurasia and North Africa but have been introduced to North America and Australia.

Numerous cultivars with variegated foliage and/or unusual leaf shapes have been selected for horticultural use.





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Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Brazilian Pennywort

Hydrocotyle leucocephala

Brazilian Pennywort
Family: Araliaceae   (Formerly:Apiaceae)
Origin: Central America, South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersSpice or herb

Hydrocotyle leucocephala has alternate leaves that form along a creeping stem from which its half-dollar sized and shaped leaves appear. It is one of the easiest plants in cultivation and is suitable for almost any aquarium.

Hydrocotyle leucocephala is particularly versatile, as it can be planted in the substrate or as a floating plant. It is not unusual for portions of the plant that are at the surface of the water to produce small white flowers.

Hydrocotyle leucocephala is edible. The leaves have a slight peppery taste and are used as a spice.



Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Brazilian Pennywort
Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Brazilian Pennywort
Hydrocotyle leucocephala, Brazilian Pennywort


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Hydrocotyle umbellata, Manyflower Marshpennywort, Dollarweed, Water Pennywort

Hydrocotyle umbellata

Manyflower Marshpennywort, Dollarweed, Water Pennywort
Family: Araliaceae   (Formerly:Apiaceae)
Origin: North America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistWhite/off-white flowersIrritating

Hydrocotyle umbellata unusual umbrella shaped leaves are very intriguing. It will grow as a vigorous groundcover for moist soils or it can be submerged in shallow water. Good for ponds and wetlands. This plant forms large colonies of mat-like growth.

Ingesting the leaves may cause nausea.





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Melicope denhamii, Euodia ridleyi, Evodia

Melicope denhamii, Euodia ridleyi

Evodia
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Small tree or shrub with narrow pale-green leaves, that turn almost yellow in bright light. Foliage is very dense and ornamental. Flowers are inconspicuous, this plant is valued for its ornamental unusual foliage and adds color to every garden.





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Euodia ridleyi - seeds

Evodia. Small tree or shrub with narrow pale-green leaves, that turn almost yellow in bright light. Foliage is very dense and ornamental.
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Meryta sinclairii, Puka

Meryta sinclairii

Puka
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The leaves of this grand tropical-looking tree are glossy green and large, being 25-50 cm long and half as wide again. The tree grows into a rounded shape and will branch if encouraged.

Heavily veined, the leaves are quite leathery and wavy on the edges. A few weeks before shedding, the leaves turn rich yellow and are quite attractive. The flowers, produced mid-winter, are very small and green. These are followed (on female plants only) by 12mm long black, shiny fruits.

Puka is an impressive specimen tree for any garden, especially native or tropical settings. Growing Puka in full sun to partial shade with deep, well-drained but moist soil. If planted in partial shade, the Puka will generally be taller than if planted in full sun, as stems will shoot up until leaves are in sunlight before filling out.

Puka is quite hardy in that it can withstand strong winds and salt, making it ideal for coastal areas. However, the tree does not enjoy heavy frosts.





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Meryta sp., Puka

Meryta sp.

Puka
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Pacific Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Puka is an impressive specimen tree for any garden, especially native or tropical settings. They are valued for their dramatic foliage and tolerance of coastal conditions.

Species:

Meryta sinclairii



Meryta sp., Puka
Meryta sp., Puka


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Oreopanax capitatus, Picon Tree

Oreopanax capitatus

Picon Tree
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Very dense form with many secondary branches with large leathery oval glossy dark green leaves with prominent veins and a pointed tip.



Oreopanax capitatus, Picon Tree


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Osmoxylon lineare, Boerlagiodendron lineare, Miagos bush

Osmoxylon lineare, Boerlagiodendron lineare

Miagos bush
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, Philippines
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rare tropical ornamental miniature tree valuable for exotic fine-cut leaves. Palmate compound leaves with leathery surface. Tolerant to drought and wide range of light conditions, from full sun to deep shade. Exotic foliage of Japanese style, like a bamboo. Easy to grow, suitable for indoors.





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Osmoxylon novoguineense, Osmoxylon, Miagos bush, Fuzzy Wrinkle, Oldmans Hand

Osmoxylon novoguineense

Osmoxylon, Miagos bush, Fuzzy Wrinkle, Oldmans Hand
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Malaysia, Philippines, China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerant

This extremely rare plant has the largest leaf in Aralia family. The light green leaves are alternate, palmate compound. At the base the leaf gets wrinkled and creates a funny shape. Endangered species, there is a very small population left. It will trive best in filtered bright light, prefers moist soil and high humidity. In favorable conditions leaves can grow as large as 3-4 ft in diameter. Very ornamental plant, can be grown as a house plant or in a greenhouse. Ultra tropical, low cold tolerance. Related plants - more common species Osmoxylon lineare, Osmoxylon mariannense.





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Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla, Tupidanthus calyptratus, Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree

Schefflera actinophylla, Brassaia actinophylla, Tupidanthus calyptratus

Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree
Family: Araliaceae
Origin: Australia, New Guinea and Java
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree. Popular tree in South Florida and the warmer parts of Central Florida. Schefflera is also seen indoors as a houseplant all over the world. Umbrella Tree has large shiny medium green leaves held in groups of seven compound leaves. Mature trees outdoors in full sun develop very showy flowers in the summer.





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