TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Acrostichum aureum, Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern

Acrostichum aureum

Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Origin: Pantropical
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticRegular waterOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Flood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

leaves pinnate, to about 4 m long, bright red when young; fertile leaflets at the tip are covered with red-brown sporangia, blades of sterile leaflets have a broadly rounded end terminated with a short tip.

Acrostichum aureum grows optimally on somewhat elevated grounds in mangrove forests that are well protected from frequent tidal influx and have high rainfall, which tends to desalinate upper soil layers.



Acrostichum aureum, Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern
Acrostichum aureum, Piai Raya, Golden Leather Fern, Mangrove Fern


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Actiniopteris semiflabellata, Eyelash Fern

Actiniopteris semiflabellata

Eyelash Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Origin: Eastern Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate water

A small, tropical fern producing very pretty, palm-like fronds on a diminutive scale. It like evenly moist conditions with moderate humidity during it's summer growing period, it should be watered sparingly and carefully during colder months.



Actiniopteris semiflabellata, Eyelash Fern
Actiniopteris semiflabellata, Eyelash Fern
Actiniopteris semiflabellata, Eyelash Fern


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Adiantum sp., Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum sp.

Maidenhair Fern
Family: Pteridaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Adiantum is a genus of about 200 species of ferns in the family Pteridaceae, though some researchers place it in its own family, Adiantaceae.

Adiantum has slender black stems and delicate, triangular green fronds.

The plant likes higher humidity but should not be misted.

Species:

Adiantum aethiopicum

Adiantum balfourii

Adiantum henslovianum

Adiantum macrophyllum

Adiantum peruvianum

Adiantum platyphyllum

Adiantum raddianum

Adiantum tenerum

Adiantum tetraphyllum

Adiantum venustum





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Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior, African Fern Pine

Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior

African Fern Pine
Family: Podocarpaceae
Origin: Eastern Africa
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

A dense, graceful tall evergreen tree with dark gray bark and pendulous branches that are heavily clothed in 2-3 inch long, narrow dark green leaves.



Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior, African Fern Pine
Afrocarpus gracilior, Podocarpus gracilior, African Fern Pine


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Angiopteris sp., Elephant Fern
Angiopteris evecta

Angiopteris sp.

Elephant Fern
Family: Marattiaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-like

Angiopteris sp., Elephant Fern
Angiopteris evecta
Angiopteris sp., Elephant Fern
Angiopteris palmiformis


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Asparagus aethiopicus, Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Sprenger's Asparagus
Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri'

Asparagus aethiopicus

Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Sprenger's Asparagus
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Vine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Asparagus aethiopicus has been confused with Asparagus densiflorus, now regarded as a separate species, so that information about A. aethiopicus will often be found under the name A. densiflorus.





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Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern

Asparagus asparagoides

Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Asparagus asparagoides has shiny green leaf-like structures (phylloclades) which are flattened stems rather than true leaves.



Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern
Asparagus asparagoides, Bridal Creeper, African Asparagus Fern


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Asparagus densiflorus, Protasparagus densiflorus, Emerald Asparagus Fern, Fox Tail

Asparagus densiflorus, Protasparagus densiflorus

Emerald Asparagus Fern, Fox Tail
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrant

Asparagus densiflorus is a scrambling, slightly woody plant with upright or trailing branches up to 1 m long. The best known forms belong to the so-called emerald ferns of the Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri' group. These plants form large cushions with long, arching stems more or less densely covered with dark green, needle-like leaves. The plants of this group can be used as groundcovers in shade as well as in full sun, or in large containers or hanging baskets. The cultivars 'Cwebe' and 'Myersii' form more upright plants, particularly 'Myersii', which looks very different, with its compact cat's tail-like fronds. Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' looks best when grown in shade or semi-shade. Asparagus densiflorus flowers are small, most often white or pale pink and are very sweetly scented. The flowering of the plants can be rather erratic, with the plants having a good flowering year on average only once every three years. The small flowers are followed by showy bright red berries, which each have one large black seed in them. The berries are attractive to birds and may be spread by them. Asparagus densiflorus grows in most soils and is fairly drought tolerant, but does much better in soil which is rich in organic matter and is watered regularly. To rejuvenate the plants, they can be cut back after flowering. The plants have extensive root systems with fairly large tubers, which are used in nature to provide food during long periods of drought in summer. They can be readily propagated by separating the tubers in fairly large clumps, or by sowing the seed in spring or early summer. The seed should be removed from the fleshy berries, placed in a suitable sowing medium in a warm spot or with bottom heating of about 80F and kept moist.





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Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern

Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus

Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

It thrives best in a light or semi-shaded spot, likes regular watering and its roots are strong enough to break through a container - so remember to re-pot in good time!



Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern
Asparagus plumosus, Protasparagus plumosus, Asparagus Fern


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Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern

Asparagus umbellatus

Asparagus Fern
Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Asparagaceae / Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Asparagoideae
Origin: Macaronesian islands
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate water

Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern
Asparagus umbellatus, Asparagus Fern


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