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  • Heliconia aurantiaca Ghiesbreght Ex Lemaire

    Golden dwarf heliconia, Yellow heliconia

    This plant can grow to almost 1.5 m. Its large leaves are opposite. Its terminal flowers are hermaphroditic, each with male and female flowers.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Heliconiaceae
  • Solidago nemoralis

    Grey goldenrod

    This plant is covered with fine, short, soft, greyish hairs. Its stem can grow up to 80 cm tall, but usually measures 20 to 40 cm. The leaves at the base of the stem are lance-shaped.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Taxus canadensis

    Ground hemlock

    This low-growing shrub never reaches more than 2 m in height. The leaves are evergreen, flattened needles, appearing in two rows along the twigs.

    Plant form
    Conifer
    Family
    Taxaceae
  • Calophyllum brasiliense Camb. (syn. C. antillanum)

    Guanandi, Brazil beauty-leaf

    This canopy tree has a cylindrical trunk growing 10 to 30 m tall and 40 to 60 cm across.  Its crown covers a large area of forest (10 to 15 m wide).  Its dark yellowish bark is marked with a diamon

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Calophyllaceae
  • Paullinia cupana var. typica H.B.K. et var. sorbilis

    Guarana

    This climbing shrub also appears in the form of a vine that may grow up to 13 m long. It has thin branches marked with long ribs. A white latex appears if the bark is cut.

    Plant form
    Vine, climbing shrub
    Family
    Sapindaceae
  • Psidium guajava L.

    Guava

    This small tree grows 10 to 12 m tall. Its twisted, smooth trunk is made of hard wood and its greenish-brown bark peels off. The young branches are squarish.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Myrtaceae
  • Pachira aquatica Aubl.

    Guiana chestnut

    This medium-sized tree grows up to 25 m tall. Its cylindrical trunk is often swollen near the base.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Malvaceae
  • Costus guayanensis Rusby

    Guyana Costus, Giant Spiral Ginger

    This plant grows 2 to 4 m tall. Its straight stem is 2 to 5 cm in diameter. The leaves are 30 to 65 cm long.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Costacea
  • Polygonatum pubescens

    Hairy Solomon's seal

    Hairy Solomon's seal is easy to distinguish from the other plants in the Liliaceae family that have arched stems (false Solomon's seal, bellwort and rose twisted stalk).

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Asparagaceae
  • Polypodium aureum L. (Phlebodium aureum)

    Hare's foot fern, rabbit's foot fern

    The rhizome of this fern is covered in orangish or reddish-brown scales. Its leathery frond (or leaf) is 30 to 120 cm long and 18 to 50 cm wide. The leaf stalk is 10 to 40 cm long.

    Plant form
    Fern
    Family
    Polypodiaceae
  • Dennstaedtia punctilobula

    Hay-scented-fern

    This average-sized fern (0.5 m) grows in clumps in pure, dense colonies. Its long, arched leaves, or fronds, are deeply cut and triangular in shape.

    Plant form
    Fern
    Family
    Dennstaedtiaceae
  • Symphyotrichum cordifolium ( syn. Aster cordifolius)

    Heart-leaved aster, common blue wood aster

    This plant grows 30 to 100 cm tall. It has narrow, heart-shaped leaves. The leaf stalk is covered in a thin membrane.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Asteraceae (Compositae)