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  • Pouteria caimito

    Abiu

    This tree grows 4 to 10 m tall when cultivated, but up to 20 m tall in the wild. Its crown is drooping.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Sapotaceae
  • Aechmea nudicaulis (L.) Griseb.

    Aechmea

    This plant appears in either epiphytic or terrestrial form. It has only a few, glaucous 49 cm long leaves, forming a dense tubular rosette. The leaves are leathery and have spiny margins.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous epiphytic plant
    Family
    Bromeliaceae
  • Rubus alleghaniensis

    Allegheny blackberry

    This very large plant grows 60 to 240 cm tall. Its upright, glandular, downy stems are covered with stiff, almost straight thorns.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Rosaceae
  • Arabis alpina

    Alpine rockcress

    This plant forms a 40 cm high carpet. It has lightly toothed, slightly downy leaves. Its fruit and white flowers are held upright.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)
  • Cornus alternifolia

    Alternate-leaved dogwood

    This small tree may grow up to 10 m tall. Its thin, reddish-brown bark is smooth when young and separates into shallow ridges with age. The branches are shiny and almost horizontal.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Cornaceae
  • Fagus grandifolia

    American beech

    This 18 to 24 m tall tree is easy to recognize year-round, with its smooth, silvery bark mottled with diamond-shaped patches. It has slender shiny twigs.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Fagaceae
  • Tilia americana

    American linden, American basswood

    This 18 to 40 m tall tree has a trunk 40 to 80 cm in diameter. Its large dark green leaves have paler undersides and measure 5 to 15 cm across.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Tiliaceae
  • Carapa guianensis Aublet

    Andiroba

    This large tree in the mahogany family may grow up to 2 m in diameter and 45 m tall. Its greyish bark peels off in irregular patches. Its compound, alternate leaves are 40 to 100 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Meliaceae
  • Bixa orellana L.

    Annatto tree, Lipstick tree

    This small ornamental tree grows 5 to 8 m tall. Its leaves are alternate, acuminate and entire. They are 8 to 12 cm long and 8 cm wide. The pinkish-white flowers are grouped in terminal clusters.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Bixaceae
  • Triplaris americana

    Ant tree

    This tree grows 10 to 20 m tall. Its thin trunk is covered in smooth bark that peels off in sheets in places.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Polygonaceae
  • Pavonia spinifex

    Aranca-estrepe (Brazil)

    This herbaceous plant or shrub grows to an average height of 90 to 300 cm. Its somewhat elongated leaves are fairly pointed at the tip and have downy undersides.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Malvaceae
  • Syagrus schizophylla (Glassman)

    Arikury palm

    This palm has a single trunk (sometimes more), 1 to 4 m tall and 10 to 15 cm in diameter. It has 8 to 12 pinnate palm leaves, forming a rather flat crown. It has ovoid red-orange fruit.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Arecaceae

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