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  • Peperomia rotundifolia (L.) HBK (syn. P. nummulariifolia HBK)

    Round leaf peperomia, Trailing Jade Plant

    This perennial plant occurs in both creeping and epiphytic form.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous epiphytic plant
    Family
    Piperaceae
  • Manilkara zapota (L.) P. van Royen

    Sapodilla, chicle tree

    This large canopy tree grows 25 to 30 m tall. Its inner bark produces copious white latex (characteristic of this family) known as chicle.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Sapotaceae
  • Hamelia patens Jacq. (syn. H. erecta, H. nodosa Mart. & Gal.)

    Scarlet bush, Fire bush, Hummingbird bush

    This shrub grows to 1.4 m on average, but occasionally reaches 10 m. Its leaves are elliptical, simple and whorled. There are 3 to 5 per node. They are 9 to 23 cm long by 4.5 to 10.5 cm wide.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Annona muricata L.

    Soursop, graviola, guanábana

    This is a small tree, 4 to 8 m high.

    The simple, alternate leaves are thick, shiny on the upper surface and 6 to 12 cm long. and 2.5 to 6 cm wide. They have no hairs.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Annonaceae
  • Cedrela odorata L.

    Spanish cedar, cigar-box wood

    Despite its name, this plant is not coniferous. It is a large tree with a fissured trunk sometimes over 30 m tall. Its long leaves are up to 70 cm long and generally composed of 10 to 22 leaflets.

    Plant form
    Deciduous tree
    Family
    Meliaceae
  • Monstera deliciosa Liebm. (syn. Philodendron pertusum)

    Split-leaf philodendron, swiss-cheese plant

    Under ideal conditions, the stems of this plant may grow 5 m tall and spread 1.8 m. The bright green leaves are approximately 90 cm wide. On young plants, they are entire and heart-shaped.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Araceae
  • Cyclanthus bipartitus Poit.

    Split-leafed cyclanthus, Victory plant

    This large stemless plant grows up to 3 m tall. Its leaves split in two as they mature. They are about as long as the stalk (approx. 1.5 m) and about 40 cm wide before they split.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Cyclanthaceae
  • Inga vera spuria

    Spring inga

    This medium-sized tree grows to an average of12 m, but up to20 m. It has a very wide-spreading crown.

    Plant form
    Deciduous tree
    Family
    Fabaceae
  • Monstera adansonii Schott

    Swiss cheese plant

    The sturdy stem of this plant bears aerial roots that it uses to cling to a support. The leaves are broad, oval and often asymmetrical at the base. They have a long stalk surrounded by a sheath.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous climbing plant
    Family
    Araceae
  • Cecropia peltata L.

    Trumpet tree, shield-leaf pumpwood

    This tree can grow to 15 m. Its leaves have pointed lobes and measure 30 to 50 cm across.

    The upper surface of the leaf is green and rough, while the underside is smooth and whitish.

    Plant form
    Deciduous tree
    Family
    Urticacées
  • Trichilia havanensis (Jacq.)

    Uruca, siguaraya

    This medium-sized tree grows to 6 to 14 m, and its trunk measures 20 to 30 cm across. The dark green leaves consist of 8 to 18 leaflets. The fruit is a capsule 1 to 1.5 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Meliaceae
  • Chamaedorea warscewiczii H. A. Wendl.

    Warsczewica chamaedorea

    This single-stemmed palm grows 4 to 5 m tall. Its stem ranges from 1.5 to 3.5 cm in diameter. It bears 4 to 8 pinnate leaves. The fruit is black when ripe and 7 mm in diameter.

    Plant form
    Palm
    Family
    Arecaceae