Featured Plant


Botanical Name:
Tacca integrifolia
Common Name:
white bat flower
Located:
Tropical Plant Conservatory and Rare Plant House

Blooming in August

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:
Aloysia virgata
Common Name:
sweet almond bush
Plots:
33, 49



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



Botanical Name:
Baccharis dioica
Common Name:
hammock groundsel
Plots:
43, 45, 50



Botanical Name:
Banara vanderbiltii
Common Name:
palo de ramon
Plot:
52



Botanical Name:
Brunfelsia species
Common Name:

Plots:
8, 27, 44, 52



Botanical Name:
Bulnesia arborea
Common Name:
verawood
Plots:
34, 37



Botanical Name:
Cameraria latifolia
Common Name:

Plot:
3a



Botanical Name:
Cananga odorata
Common Name:
ylang ylang
Plots:
17, 57a



Botanical Name:
Cassia roxburghii
Common Name:
Ceylon senna
Plot:
34



Botanical Name:
Catalpa longissima
Common Name:
yokewood
Plot:
29



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



Botanical Name:
Clusia lanceolata
Common Name:

Plots:
41a, 49



Botanical Name:
Colvillea racemosa
Common Name:
Colville's glory
Plot:
50



Botanical Name:
Combretum constrictum
Common Name:

Plot:
55b



Botanical Name:
Cordia alliodora
Common Name:

Plot:
52



Botanical Name:
Couroupita guianensis
Common Name:
cannonball tree
Plots:
45, 137



Botanical Name:
Crescentia alata
Common Name:
gourd tree
Plots:
4, 29



Botanical Name:
Cubanola domingensis
Common Name:

Plots:
12, 24, 25, 43, 50



Botanical Name:
Euphorbia punicea
Common Name:
flame of Jamaica
Plots:
8, 50



Botanical Name:
Gardenia taitensis
Common Name:
Tahitian gardenia
Plots:
24, 33, 50, 57a



Botanical Name:
Gardenia thunbergia
Common Name:
starry gardenia
Plot:
24



Botanical Name:
Gmelina philippinensis
Common Name:

Plot:
51



Botanical Name:
Hamelia cuprea
Common Name:

Plots:
14, 43



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



Botanical Name:
Jacquinia keyensis
Common Name:
joewood
Plot:
22



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



Botanical Name:
Malpighia glabra
Common Name:
Barbados cherry
Plot:
25



Botanical Name:
Markhamia lutea
Common Name:
African tulip tree
Plot:
29



Botanical Name:
Markhamia zanzibarica
Common Name:

Plot:
29



Botanical Name:
Mesua ferrea
Common Name:
Ceylon ironwood
Plot:
49



Botanical Name:
Nauclea orientalis
Common Name:

Plot:
25



Botanical Name:
Neomillspaughia emarginata
Common Name:

Plot:
25



Botanical Name:
Phaleria perrottetiana
Common Name:

Plot:
30



Botanical Name:
Phytolacca dioica
Common Name:

Plot:
33



Botanical Name:
Picramnia pentandra
Common Name:
bitter-bush
Plots:
24, 43



Botanical Name:
Portlandia species
Common Name:

Plots:
8, 19a, 20, 24, 25, 44, 50



Botanical Name:
Radermachera sp. 'Kunming'
Common Name:

Plots:
18, 29, 57a



Botanical Name:
Ravenia spectabilis
Common Name:

Plot:
39



Botanical Name:
Rondeletia odorata
Common Name:
Panama-rose
Plots:
21, 24



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



Botanical Name:
Strobilanthes cusia
Common Name:
Assam indigo
Plots:
49, 50



Botanical Name:
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
Common Name:

Plot:
5



Botanical Name:
Tecoma stans
Common Name:
yellow elder
Plot:
143



Tropical Plant Conservatory



Botanical Name:
Costus species
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Etlingera corneri
Common Name:
Siam rose ginger
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Etlingera eliator
Common Name:
torch ginger
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Heliconia chartacea 'Sexy Pink'
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Heliconia collinsiana
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Marcgravia trinitatis
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Medinilla sp.
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Ouratea theophrasta
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Pleiostachya pruinosa
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Psychotria poeppigiana
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Tacca chantrieri
Common Name:
bat flower
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Tacca integrifolia
Common Name:
white bat flower
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Tapeinochilos ananassae
Common Name:
pineapple ginger
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Tibouchina 'Purple Glory'
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Warszewiczia coccinea
Common Name:

Plots:



Vine Pergola



Botanical Name:
Adenocalymna comosum
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Argyreia nervosa
Common Name:
woolly morning glory
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Aristolochia maxima
Common Name:
pipevine
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Chonemorpha fragrans
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Combretum indicum
Common Name:
Rangoon creeper
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Derris scandens
Common Name:
Malay jewel vine
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Schlegelia parasitica
Common Name:

Plots:




Botanical Name:
Securidaca diversifolia
Common Name:
Easter flower
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Solanum wendlandii
Common Name:
Costa Rican nightshade
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Stigmaphyllon segraenum
Common Name:

Plots:



South Florida Butterfly Garden
Plot 19b



Botanical Name:
Bourreria cassinifolia
Common Name:
pineland strongbark
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
Common Name:
chaya
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Conoclinium coelestinum
Common Name:
blue mistflower
Plots:





Botanical Name:
Crossopetalum rhacoma
Common Name:
maidenberry
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Duranta erecta
Common Name:
golden dewdrop
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Flaveria linearis
Common Name:
yellowtop
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Heliotropium angiospermum
Common Name:
scorpion's tail
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Koanophyllon villosum
Common Name:
shrub eupatorium
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Lantana involucrata
Common Name:
wild sage
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Nashia inaguensis
Common Name:
Moujean tea
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Salvia coccinea
Common Name:
tropical sage
Plots:




Botanical Name:
Stachytarpheta 'Emerson's Folly'
Common Name:
porterweed
Plots:




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


Amphitheater Area



Botanical Name:
Alpinia purpurata 'Jungle King'
Common Name:

Plot:
76



Botanical Name:
Aquatic Plants
Common Name:

Plot:
Pool



Botanical Name:
Costus lucanusianus
Common Name:

Plot:
76



Botanical Name:
Etlingera eliator
Common Name:
torch ginger
Plot:
76



Botanical Name:
Hedychium 'Moy Giant'
Common Name:

Plots:
71c, 76



Botanical Name:
Heliconia bihai 'Halloween'
Common Name:

Plot:
72



Botanical Name:
Heliconia caribaea
Common Name:

Plot:
72



Botanical Name:
Heliconia librata
Common Name:

Plot:
72



Botanical Name:
Heliconia x pabstii 'Dimitri Sucre'
Common Name:

Plot:
72



Botanical Name:
Heliconia x rauliniana
Common Name:

Plot:
72


Photos by Arielle Simon/FTBG


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