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

 

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