Dizygotheca

Dizygotheca

Scientific Name : Dizygotheca elegantissima Family : Araliaceae Common Name : Dizygotheca Description: A medium size shrub with shiny, dense foliage. Erect growing habit. Suitable for group planting or as a pot plant. Propagation : Stem cuttings Longevity...

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Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit

Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit

Scientific Name : Cerbera odollam Rubra Family : Apocynaceae Common Name : Pong pong tree, Suicide fruit Description: A small tree with glossy leaves. New leaves are coppery-bronze couloured. Whole plant is poisonous; fruit contains very potent poison. Hence the name ‘Suicide fruit’. Tolerant to saline conditions. Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds Longevity...

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Kapok tree

Kapok tree

Scientific Name : Ceiba pentandra Family : Bombacaceae Common Name : Kapok tree Description: A fast growing tree which grows very large in size as years pass. It is a deciduous tree. Seeds are covered with very fine floss. It has evening blooming flowers which are mainly pollinated by bats. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Hill Mollugo,Phanij, Jharasi

Hill Mollugo,Phanij, Jharasi

Scientific Name : Glinus oppositifolius Family : Molluginaceae Common Name : Hill Mollugo,Phanij, Jharasi Description: A ground creeping, uncultivated herbaceous weed. It is supposed to have some medicinal uses. Propagation : Seeds Longevity...

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Climbing hempvine, Climbing hempweed

Climbing hempvine, Climbing hempweed

Scientific Name : Mikania scandens Family : Compositae (Asteraceae) Common Name : Climbing hempvine, Climbing hempweed Description: An invasive climber. Native of South & Central America. Propagation : Seeds, stem cuttings Longevity : Perennial     Opposite...

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Bhend, Portia tree

Bhend,  Portia tree

Scientific Name : Thespesia populnea Family : Malvaceae Common Name : Bhend, Portia tree Description: This large & fast growing tree is drought resistant & also salinity resistant. The tree is trimmed in a particular manner to get stout, long poles; which are used in rough construction work. Tender fruit if cut, exude yellow sap. The sap is a natural dye. Propagation : Seeds, stem cuttings Longevity...

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