May

Featured Plant

Corypha utan   gebanga palm   located in Plot 85

 

Blooming in May

 

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.

Arboretum

 

 

Botanical Name:
Acacia tortuosa
Common Name:
poponax
Plot:
3a

 

 

Botanical Name:
Arachnothryx leucophylla
Plots:
24, 49, 57a

Botanical Name:
Archidendron lucyi
Common Name:
scarlet bean
Plot:
55b

Botanical Name:
Ardisia seiboldii
Plot:
45

Botanical Name:
Bombax glabrum
Common Name:
Malabar chestnut
Plot:
35

 

Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia species
Plots:
5, 8, 27, 44, 49, 50, 52

 

Botanical Name:
Bulnesia arborea
Common Name:
verawood
Plot:
34

 

Botanical Name:
Cameraria latifolia
Plot:
3a

 

Botanical Name:
Cassia fistula x javanica
Common Name:
rainbow shower tree
Plots:
27c, 33

 

Botanical Name:
Catesbaea melanocarpa
Plot:
24

 

Botanical Name:
Catesbaea spinosa
Common Name:
lily-thorn
Plot:
24

Botanical Name:
Clerodendrum minahassae var. brevitubulosum
Plots:
35, 51

Botanical Name:
Cornutia pyramidata
Common Name:
pavilla
Plots:
50, 51

Botanical Name:
Crescentia alata
Common Name:
gourd tree
Plot:
29

Botanical Name:
Erythrochiton brasiliensis
Plot:
39

Botanical Name:
Fouquieria splendens
Common Name:
ocotillo
Plots:
6

Botanical Name:
Gardenia taitensis
Common Name:
Tahitian gardenia
Plots:
33, 57a

Botanical Name:
Goetzea elegans
Common Name:
mata buey
Plots:
5, 27d, 44

 

Botanical Name:
Grewia occidentalis
Plots:
21

Botanical Name:
Gustavia superba
Common Name:
membrillo
Plots:
39

Botanical Name:
Hibiscus fragilis
Common Name:
mandrinette
Plot:
33
Botanical Name:
Hura crepitans
Common Name:
 sandbox tree
Plot:
41a

Botanical Name:
Inga paterno
Common Name:
ice-cream bean
Plot:
18

Botanical Name:
Ixora chinensis
Plot:
24

Botanical Name:
Jacaranda cuspidifolia
Plot:
142

Botanical Name:
 Kigelia africana
Common Name:
sausage tree
Plots:
19a, 29

Botanical Name:
Leucophyllum frutescens
Common Name:
Texan silver leaf
Plot:
6
Botanical Name:
Majidea zanquebarica
Plots:
18, 44

Botanical Name:
Napoleonaea beninensis
Common Name:
Napoleon’s hat
Plot:
45

Botanical Name:
Ocotea coriacea
Common Name:
lancewood
Plot:
19a

Botanical Name:
Oncoba spinosa
Common Name:
fried egg tree
Plot:
52

Botanical Name:
Pavetta australiensis
Plot:
25

Botanical Name:
Parmentiera cereifera
Common Name:
candle tree
Plots:
29

Botanical Name:
Pereskia grandifolia
Common Name:
wax rose
Plot:
6

Botanical Name:
Pereskia portulacifolia
Plot:
6

Botanical Name:
Phaleria macrocarpa
Plot:
30

Botanical Name:
Pimenta racemosa
Common Name:
bay-rum tree
Plots:
41a, 45, 46, 57a

Botanical Name:
Portlandia platantha
Plots:
24, 25, 50, 146

Botanical Name:
Portlandia proctorii
Plots:
8, 44

Botanical Name:
Premna odorata
Common Name:
fragrant premna
Plot:
51

Botanical Name:
Samyda sp.
Plot:
51

Botanical Name:
Stemmadenia litoralis
Common Name:
milky way tree
Plot:
47

Botanical Name:
Strophanthus boivinii
Plot:
47

Botanical Name:
Syzygium samarangense
Common Name:
wax jambu
Plot:
46

Botanical Name:
Tabernaemontana arborea
Plots:
24, 47

Botanical Name:
Thespesia grandiflora
Plot:
35

Botanical Name:
Vitex gaumeri
Plot:
29

Botanical Name:
Woodfordia uniflora
Plot:
30

 

Vine Pergola

Botanical Name:
Aristolochia maxima
Common Name:
pipevine

Botanical Name:
Bauhinia fassoglensis

Botanical Name:
Chonemorpha fragrans
Common Name:
frangipani vine

Botanical Name:
Combretum rotundifolium
Common Name:
monkey’s brush

Botanical Name:
Combretum indicum
Common Name:
Rangoon creeper

Botanical Name:
Congea tomentosa
Common Name:
shower of orchids

Botanical Name:
Pereskia bleo

Botanical Name:
Petrea volubilis
Common Name:
Queen’s wreath

Botanical Name:
Schlegelia parasitica

Botanical Name:
Securidaca diversifolia
Common Name:
Easter flower

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:
Euphorbia fiherenensis

Botanical Name:
Euphorbia milii var. bevilanensis

Botanical Name:
Euphorbia xylophylloides

Botanical Name:
Pachypodium lamerei var. ramosum

Botanical Name:
Pachypodium rosulatum var. rosulatum

Botanical Name:
Pachypodium baronii var. windsorii

Botanical Name:
Uncarina grandidieri
Common Name:
mouse trap tree

Botanical Name:
Uncarina roeoesliana

Botanical Name:
Uncarina stellulifera

 

Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House

Botanical Name:
Calathea burle-marxii Ice Blue’

Botanical Name:
Calathea burle-marxii Green Ice’

Botanical Name:
Calathea lutea

Botanical Name:
Costus malortieanus
Common Name:
stepladder plant

Botanical Name:
Etlingera corneri
Common Name:
Siam rose ginger

Botanical Name:
Etlingera elatior​
Common Name:
torch ginger

Botanical Name:
Hedychium longicornutum

Botanical Name:
Osa pulchra

Botanical Name:
Ouratea theophrasta

Botanical Name:
Pentagonia macrophylla

Botanical Name:
Psychotria poeppigiana

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 choriophylla
Common Name:
cinnecord

Botanical Name:
Anastraphia ilicifolia

Botanical Name:
Bourreria cassinifolia
Common Name:
pineland strongbark

Botanical Name:
Brya ebenus
Common Name:
Jamaican rain tree

Botanical Name:
Callicarpa americana
Common Name:
American beautyberry

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:
Koanophyllon villosum
Common Name:
shrub eupatorium

Botanical Name:
Lantana involucrata
Common Name:
wild sage

Botanical Name:
Malpighia glabra
Common Name:
Barbados cherry

Botanical Name:
Mimosa strigillosa
Common Name:
powderpuff

Botanical Name:
Pentas lanceolata
Common Name:
Egyptian starclusters

Botanical Name:
Psychotria nervosa
Common Name:
wild coffee

Botanical Name:
Randia aculeata
Common Name:
indigo berry

Botanical Name:
Senna mexicana var. chapmanii
Common Name:
Bahama senna
Plots:
33, 49

Botanical Name:
Varronia bullata ssp. humilis
Common Name:
butterfly sage

Photos by Arielle Simon/FTBG

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