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.


 
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