April

Featured Plant

Napoleonaea beninensis   Napoleon’s hat   located in Plot 45

Blooming in April

The following is a partial list of flowering or fruiting plants located in Fairchild. Plants are grouped by area and listed alphabetically by scientific name, and include a common name when available and the location by plot number. You may refer to the plot map at the bottom of this page. Plot maps are also located at the Visitor Center at the entrance to Fairchild.

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Arboretum

Botanical Name:
Acacia tortuosa

Common Name:
poponax

Plot:
3a

Botanical Name:
Adenium arabicum

Plot:
6

Botanical Name:
Arachnothryx leucophylla

Plots:
24, 49, 57a

Botanical Name:
Archidendron lucyi

Common Name:
scarlet bean

Plot:
55b

Botanical Name:
Brachychiton sp. ‘Garrad’s Nursery’

Plot:
33

Botanical Name:
Brownea sp.

Plot:
21

Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia densifolia

Common Name:
 serpentine hill raintree

Plots:
49, 50

Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia uniflora

Common Name:
yesterday, today & tomorrow

Plot:
27

Botanical Name:
Cananga odorata

Common Name:
ylang ylang

Plot:
17, 57a


Botanical Name:
Corymbia torelliana

Common Name:
cadaga

Plot:
45

Botanical Name:
Crossopetalum gaumeri

Plot:
55a

Botanical Name:
Dombeya x ‘Seminole’

Plots:
35, 50, 57a

Botanical Name:
Ehretia anacua

Common Name:
anaqua

Plot:
52

Botanical Name:
Elaeocarpus hygrophilus

Plot:
45

Botanical Name:
Eranthemum pulchellum

Common Name:
blue sage

Plot:
44

Botanical Name:
Euphorbia punicea

Common Name:
flame of Jamaica

Plots:
8, 41, 50

Botanical Name:
Fagraea ceilanica

Plots:
33, 47

Botanical Name:
Fouquieria splendens

Common Name:
ocotillo

Plot:
6

Botanical Name:
Gardenia taitensis

Common Name:
Tahitian gardenia

Plots:
33, 57a

Botanical Name:
Gmelina arborea

Common Name:
snapdragon tree

Plot:
51

Botanical Name:
Goetzea elegans

Common Name:
mata buey

Plots:
5, 27d, 44

Botanical Name:
Grewia occidentalis

Plot:
21

Botanical Name:
 Guaiacum sanctum

Common Name:
 lignum vitae

Plots:
3b, 34, 37, 5

Botanical Name:
Gustavia superba

Common Name:
 membrillo

Plot:
39

Botanical Name:
Hibiscus fragilis

Common Name:
mandrinette

Plot:
33

Botanical Name:
Ixora parviflora

Common Name:
torch tree

Plot:
24

Botanical Name:
Jacaranda cuspidifolia

Plot:
142

Botanical Name:
Kopsia arborea

Plot:
47

Botanical Name:
Leucophyllum frutescens

Common Name:
Texan silver leaf

Plot:
6

Botanical Name:
Napoleonaea beninensis

Common Name:
Napoleon’s hat

Plot:
45

Botanical Name:
Pereskia grandifolia

Common Name:
wax rose

Plot:
 6

Botanical Name:
Phytolacca dioica

Plot:
33

Botanical Name:
Pimenta racemosa

Common Name:
bay-rum tree

Plots:
 41a, 45, 46

Botanical Name:
Portlandia platantha

Plots:
24, 25, 50, 146

Botanical Name:
Portlandia proctorii

Plots:
8, 44

Botanical Name:
Pseudobombax ellipticum

Common Name:
shaving-brush tree

Plot:
26

Botanical Name:
 Samyda sp.

Plot:
51

Botanical Name:
Senna polyphylla

Common Name:
desert senna

Plot:
51

Botanical Name:
Stemmadenia litoralis

Common Name:
milky way tree

Plot:
47

Botanical Name:
Tabernaemontana pachysiphon

Plot:
41a

Botanical Name:
Wallaceodendron celebicum

Plot:
19a

Botanical Name:
Wigandia urens

Plot:
3a

Botanical Name:
Woodfordia uniflora

Plot:
30

Botanical Name:
Wrightia religiosa

Plot:
41

 

Vine Pergola

Botanical Name:
Aristolochia maxima

Common Name:
pipevine

Botanical Name:
Bauhinia fassoglensis

Botanical Name:
Chonemorpha fragrans

Common Name:
frangipani vine

Botanical Name:
Clerodendrum splendens

Common Name:
 bleeding heart vine

 

Botanical Name:
Combretum aubletii

Common Name:
monkey’s brush

Botanical Name:
Combretum indicum

Common Name:
Rangoon creeper

Botanical Name:
Congea tomentosa

Common Name:
shower of orchids

Botanical Name:
Oxera pulchella

Common Name:
royal creeper

Botanical Name:
Pyrostegia venusta

Common Name:
flame vine

Botanical Name:
Schlegelia parasitica

Botanical Name:
Securidaca diversifolia

Common Name:
Easter flower

Botanical Name:
Solandra maxima

Common Name:
golden chalice vine

Botanical Name:
Stigmaphyllon sagraeanum

Botanical Name:
Strongylodon macrobotrys

Common Name:
 jade vine

Botanical Name:
Thunbergia grandiflora

Common Name:
Bengal creeper

Botanical Name:
Thunbergia mysorensis

Lin Lougheed Spiny Forest of Madagascar
Plot 31

Botanical Name:
Aloe ‘Rooikappie’

Botanical Name:
Aloe sinkatana

Botanical Name:
Aloe vaotsanda

Botanical Name:
Euphorbia milii var. bevilanensis

Botanical Name:
Euphorbia viguieri

Botanical Name:
Pachypodium rosulatum var. rosulatum

Botanical Name:
Senecio longiflorus ssp. madagascariensis

Botanical Name:
Uncarina grandidieri

Common Name:
mouse trap tree

Botanical Name:
Uncarina roeoesliana

 

Tropical Plant Conservatory

Botanical Name:
Amherstia nobilis

Common Name:
pride of Burma

Botanical Name:
Brownea grandiceps

Botanical Name:
Calathea burle-marxii

Botanical Name:
Calathea lutea

Botanical Name:
Costus aff. erythrophyllus

Botanical Name:
Costus malortieanus

Common Name:
stepladder plant

Botanical Name:
Etlingera corneri

Common Name:
Siam rose ginger

Botanical Name:
Etlingera eliator

Common Name:
torch ginger

Botanical Name:
Etlingera venusta

Common Name:
Malay rose

Botanical Name:
Herrania umbratica

Botanical Name:
Osa pulchra

Botanical Name:
Ouratea theophrasta

Botanical Name:
Ruellia colorata

Botanical Name:
Scutellaria costaricana

Botanical Name:
Tacca chantrieri

Common Name:
 bat flower

Botanical Name:
Tapeinochilos ananassae

Common Name:
pineapple ginger

 

Lisa D. Anness South Florida Butterfly Garden
Plot 19b

Botanical Name:
Acacia choriphylla

Common Name:
cinnecord

Botanical Name:
Anastraphia ilicifolia

Botanical Name:
Asclepias curassavica

Common Name:
milkweed

Botanical Name:
Brya ebenus

Common Name:
Jamaican rain tree

Botanical Name:
Calotropis gigantea

Common Name:
 giant milkweed

Botanical Name:
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Common Name:
chaya

Botanical Name:
Justicia brandegeeana

Common Name:
shrimp plant

Botanical Name:
Lantana involucrata

Common Name:
wild sage

Botanical Name:
Melochia tomentosa

Common Name:
teabush

Botanical Name:
Pentas lanceolata

Common Name:
Egyptian starclusters

Botanical Name:
Psychotria nervosa

Common Name:
wild coffee

Botanical Name:
Salvia coccinea

Common Name:
tropical sage

Botanical Name:
Senna polyphylla

Common Name:
twin senna

Botanical Name:
Sophora tomentosa

Common Name:
necklace pod

Botanical Name:
Tournefortia hirsutissima

Common Name:
chiggery-grapes

Botanical Name:
Varronia bullata ssp. humilis

Common Name:
butterfly-sage

Lowlands

Botanical Name:
Amorpha herbacea var. crenulata

Common Name:
crenulate leadplant

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Bletia purpurea

Common Name:
pine-pink orchid

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Bourreria cassinifolia

Common Name:
pineland strongbark

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia densifolia

Common Name:
serpentine hill rain tree

Plots:
158, 164

Botanical Name:
Byrsonima lucida

Common Name:
locust-berry

Plots:
62, 167, 176

Botanical Name:
Callicarpa americana

Common Name:
American beauty berry

Plot:
 176

Botanical Name:
Cassia emarginata

Plot:
164

Botanical Name:
Catalpa punctata

Common Name:
Cuban catalpa

Plot:
164

Botanical Name:
Chamaecrista deeringiana

Common Name:
partridge pea

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Coccoloba sp.

Plot:
158

Botanical Name:
Corchorus sp.

Plot:
164

Botanical Name:
Crateva religiosa

Common Name:
 sacred garlic pear

Plot:
169

Botanical Name:
Croton discolor

Plot:
158

Botanical Name:
Galactia smallii

Common Name:
 Small’s milk-pea

Plot:
 176

Botanical Name:
Guaiacum officinale

Common Name:
lignum-vitae

Plot:
99c

Botanical Name:
Melochia tomentosa

Common Name:
woolly pyramidflower

Plots:
164, 176

Botanical Name:
Pithecellobium unguis-cati

Common Name:
cat’s claw

Plot:
164

Botanical Name:
Polygala cowellii

Common Name:
palo de violeta

Plot:
158

Botanical Name:
Pterospermum acerifolium

Common Name:
muchukunda

Plot:
 96

Botanical Name:
Salmea petrobioides

Plot:
164

Botanical Name:
Schotia brachypetala

Common Name:
tree fuchsia

Plot:
62

Botanical Name:
Senna mexicana var. chapmanii

Common Name:
Chapman’s sensitive plant

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Tabebuia maxonii

Plot:
158

Botanical Name:
Tabebuia rosea

Common Name:
rosy trumpet tree

Plot:
173

Botanical Name:
Tephrosia angustissima var. corallicola

Common Name:
 coral hoarypea

Plot:
176

Botanical Name:
Thespesia grandiflora

Plots:
 92, 96

Botanical Name:
Turnera diffusa

Common Name:
damiana

Plot:
164

 

Photos by Arielle Simon/FTBG