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  • Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Rich.

    Nance

    This medium-sized tree grows to 3 to 10 m. Its trunk is straight, and its brownish-green leaves, from 5 to 20 cm long, are oval and opposite. Its yellow-orange flowers grow in clusters.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Malpighiaceae
  • Cestrum nocturnum L.

    Night jessamine, queen of the night

    This shrub grows up to 5 m tall. Its alternate, persistent leaves are 8 to 15 cm long. It has small tubular greenish or creamy white flowers. The fruit is a white berry.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Solanaceae
  • Chamaedorea Tepejilote Liebm.

    Pacaya palm, Tepejilote

    This sturdy palm grows 2 to 7 m tall. It generally has a single trunk, 2 to 8 cm in diameter, but may sometimes develop several trunks. Buttress roots sometimes grow at the base of the stems.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Arecaceae
  • Synechanthus warscewiczianus H. Wendl.

    Palmilla (Spanish)

    This multi-stemmed palm grows up to 5 to 6 m tall. It has a dozen or so 2 m long palm leaves, divided into 16 to 20 lanceolate segments of different sizes.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Arecaceae
  • Carludovica palmata

    Panama-hat plant

    This stemless plant forms dense clumps of foliage. The approximately 1 metre wide fan-shaped leaves are supported by a 1 to 2 metre long stem.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Cyclanthaceae
  • Bactris gasipaes

    Peach palm tree, Pupunha

    This large palm grows up to 4 to 18 m tall. Its trunk is long and slender, 10 to 25 cm in diameter. The trunk and different parts of the leaves are covered with brown or black spines.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Arecaceae
  • Tabebuia rosea (Bertol.) DC.

    Pink trumpet tree, pink poui

    This large tree grows 5 to 35 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. It bark is quite deeply furrowed. Its deciduous leaves have 3 to 5 leaflets 5 to 22 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Bignoniaceae
  • Clusia rosea (Jacq.)

    Pitch apple

    This tree grows to 7 to 18 m on average and is easily recognizable by its wide, dense crown. In Colombia, it sometimes reaches 30 m tall. It has aerial roots.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Clusiaceae
  • Cissus sicyoides L.

    Princess vine

    This climbing plant grows up to 6 m or more. Most of its parts are downy. The simple, rounded and slightly elongated leaves are 2 to 6 cm long. The flowers are white or pale yellow.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous climbing plant
    Family
    Vitaceae
  • Platymiscium pinnatum (Jacq.) Dugand

    Quira, macacauba, macawood

    This large tree grows up to 30 m tall and 1 m in diameter.

    Its pinnate, deciduous leaves are composed of 4 to 7 pairs of leaflets, each of them 5 to 11 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Fabaceae
  • Samanea saman (syn. Pithecellobium saman)

    Rain tree, saman tree

    This large, fast-growing tree reaches heights of over 25 m and has a characteristic broad crown measuring more than 30 m across, sometime up to 40 m. It has dark, fissured bark.

    Plant form
    Deciduous tree
    Family
    Fabacées
  • Rivina humilis L. (Rivina portulaccoides Nutt.)

    Rouge plant, pigeonberry, bloodberry

    This herbaceous plant is sometimes woody at its base. It grows about 1 m tall. Its smooth, finely haired leaves are acuminate and rounded at the base.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Phytolaccaceae