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(Plant numbers and letters refer to their location in the Gardens plan in the 1988 Guide. Plants with an asterisk (*) have not yet been researched.)

Trees

TREE # SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME FAMILY ORIGIN
- Acrocomia aculeata Gru Gru Palm Arecaceae/Palmae C. & S. America
17 Adansonia digitata Baobab Bombacaceae W. Africa
48 Afzelia xylocarpa Makamong, Black Rosewood Legum. Caesalp. Trop. Asia
36 Albezia lebbek Albizia, Woman's Tongue Mimosaceae Trop. America
Albizia niopoides Caribbean Albizia Mimosaceae Trop. America
40 Alstonia scholaris Ditta Bark, Pulai Apocynaceae Trop. Asia
- Annona muricata Soursop, Kowosol Annonaceae W.I., Trop. America
Annona reticulata Custard Apple, Cashima Annonaceae West Indies
Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pine Araucariaceae Norfolk Island
- Artocarpus altilis Breadfruit Moraceae Southeast Asia
- Artocarpus heterophyllus Jackfruit, Jacktree Moraceae SW India
- Averrhoa carambola Carambola, Star Fruit Oxalidaceae Indonesia
19 Azadiracta indica Neem Meliaceae India
- Bambusa spinosa Spiny Bamboo Poaceae S.E. Asia
6 Bauhinia variegata Orchid Tree Legum. Caesalp. S.E. Asia
Bombax ceiba Bombax, Red Silk Cotton, Kapoc Bombacaceae S.E. Asia
2 Brownea coccinea Brownea, Scarlet Flame Bean Legum. Caesalp. Trop. America
35 Bucida buceras Antigua Whitewood Combretaceae Trop. America
24Butea monosperma Flame of the Forest Legum. Fabac. Indo-Malaysia
18 Caesalpinia punctata Bridal Veil Legum. Caesalp. Venez., Caribb.
34 Calliandra surinamensisPink Calliandra, Pink Powderpuff Mimosaceae Trop. S. America
1 Cananga odorata Ylang Ylang Annonaceae Tropical Asia
31 Cassia fistula Golden Shower Legum. Caesalp. Trop. Asia
16 Cassia javanica Pink Cassia, Apple Blossom Legum. Caesalp. Indo-Malaysia
28 Catalpa longissima Haitian Catalpa, French Oak Bignoniaceae Mexico to Ecuador
15 Chrysophyllum cainito Star Apple, Caimite Sapotaceae Greater Antilles
Cinnamomum verum Cinnamon, Canelle Lauraceae Sri Lanka and S. India
41 Colvillea racemosa Colville's Glory, Colvillea Legum. Fabac. Madagascar
21 Copaifera officinalis Balsam Legum. Caesalp. S. America
- Cordia sebestena Geiger Tree, Spanish Cordia Boraginaceae W. I., Trop. America
33 Corypha umbraculifera Talipot Palm/Century Palm Arecaceae/Palmae Ceylon, Malaba
42 Couroupita guianensis Canon Ball Tree Lecythidaceae Trop. America
5 Cycas spp. Sago Palm Cycadaceae Trop.Africa, Asia
25 Delonix regia Flamboyant Legum. Caesalp. Madagascar
- Dialium ovoideum Velvet Tamarind Legum. Fabac. Sri Lanka
4 Dillenia indica Elephant Apple, Simpoh Dilleniaceae Indo-Malaysia
43 Diospyros sp. False Ebony, Bishop's Heart Ebenaceae Africa
- Dipterix odorata; Tonka Bean, Cumaru Legum. Fabac. Cent/Nth S. America
- Dypsis lutescens Areca or Golden Cane Palm Arecaceae Madagascar
Elaeis guineensis African Oil Palm, Oil Palm Arecaceae/Palmae Trop. West Africa
49 *Entandrophragma angolense Tiama Meliaceae W. Africa
13 Ficus benghalensis Banyan Tree, Red Ficus Moraceae India
Gmelina phillipensis; Gmelina, Shrimp Plant, Parrot’s Beak Verbenaceae India, Philippines
26 Haematoxylon campechianum Campeche, Logwood Legum. Caesalp. Central America
Hibiscus elatus Blue Mahoe, Cuban Bast, Mahoe Malvaceae. Cuba, Jamaica
37 Hyophorbe lagenicaulis Bottle Palm Arecaceae/Palmae Mascarene Islands
- Juniperus bermudiana Bermuda Juniper Cupressaceae Bermuda
7 Kigelia africana Sausage Tree Bignoniaceae W. Africa
- Lagerstroemia speciosa Queens Flower Tree Lythraceae India & S.E. Asia
- Litchi chinensis Litchi, Lychi, Litchee Sapindaceae South China
- Livistona chinensis Chinese Fan Palm Arecaceae Sth Japan, Taiwan, Sth China Sea Islands
- Mangifera indica Mango, Mangue Anacardiaceae Trop. Asia
23 Manilkara bidentata Balata/Bullet Wood Sapotaceae Trop. America
29 Melaleuca linearifolia Paper Bark Myrtaceae Trop. Asia
Morinda citrifolia Noni, Pangkila Rubiaceae SE Asia
Musa acuminata Banana, Lacatan Musaceae SE Asia
14 Pachira insignis Wild Chestnut Bombacaceae Amazonia
- Pandanus sp. Screwpine Pandanaceae Trop. Asia
47 Peltophorum pterocarpum Yellow Flamboyant Legum. Caesalp. Indo-Malaysia
Persia americana Avocado, Alligator Pear, Pear, Zaboca Lauraceae Southern Mexico
Phoenix reclinata Senegal Date Palm, Wild Date Palm Arecaceae/Palmae Tropical Africa
- Pimenta officinalis Allspice, Pimento Myrtaceae Jamaica, C. America
10 Pinus caribaea Caribbean Pine Pinaceae Honduras, S.E. USA, Cuba, Bahamas
3 Plumeria rubra Frangipani Apocynaceae Trop-America
9 Podocarpus coriaceus Resinier Montayne Podocarpaceae West Indies
38 Portea carinalis Bois Kwaib Legum. Fabac. Dominica
Pritchardia pacifica Fiji Fan Palm Arecaceae Tonga
Ravenala madagascariensis Traveler’s Palm, Traveler’s Tree Strelitziaceae Madagascar
Rhapis excelsa Lady Palm, Bamboo Palm Arecaceae S. China
11 Roystonea oleracea West Indian Royal Palm, Royal Palm Arecaceae Caribbean
46 Samanea saman Saman Mimosaceae Mexico to Brazil
- Saraca indica Saraca Legum. Caesalp. Indo-Malaysia
8 Senna siamea Siam Cassia Legum. Caesalp. S.E. Asia
27 Sideroxylon foetidissimum Acomat, Wild Olive Sapotaceae West Indies
12 Spathodea campanulata African Tulip Bignoniaceae W. Africa
22 Sterculia alata Buddha Coconut Sterculiaceae India
44 Swietenia macrophylla Large-leaf Mahogany Meliaceae Trop. America
30 Tabebuia rosea Pink Poui, Poirier Bignoniaceae Mexico to Ecuador
45 Tectona grandis Teak Verbenaceae S.E. Asia
20 Terminalia catappa W. Indian Almond Combretaceae Pan Tropical
32 Thespesia populnea Maho La Mer, Portia Tree Malvaceae Old World Tropics
Veitchia merrillii Manila Palm, Christmas Palm Arecaceae Philippines
39 Vitex divaricata Bois Lezard, Huleumele Verbenaceae Trop. America

Shrubs
CODE SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME FAMILY ORIGIN
Acalypha hispida Red Catstail, Chenelle Plant Euphorbiaceae SE Asia
Agave caribaeicola Century Plant, Langue Boeuf Agavaceae West Indies
C Allamanda cathartica Allamanda Apocynaceae Brazil
- Alpinia purpurata Ginger Lilly, Red Ginger Zingiberaceae SE Asia
F Bougainvillea glabra Bougainvillea Nyctaginaceae Brazil
E Caesalpinia pulcherrima Barbados Pride Legum. Caesalp. W. Indies? India?
A Calliandra purpurea Red Powderpuff, Ponpon Rouge Mimosaceae Lesser Antilles
- Heliconia rostrata Heliconia Heliconiaceae Trop. America
D Ixora coccinea Ixora Rubiaceae East Indies
Jatropha integerrima; Peregrina Euphobiaceae Greater Antilles
Lagerstroemia indica Crape Myrtle, Queen of Flowers Lythraceae China and SE Asia
G Nerium oleander Oleander Apocynaceae Mediterranean
B Petrea volubilis Blue Petrea Verbenaceae Lesser Antilles
Pitcairnia angustifolia Zanana Falez, Batard Lapite Bromeliaceae South America
- Thunbergia grandiflora, Thunbergia Acanthaceae India, E. Indies

NOTE: Leguminosae (Legum.) Families: Caesalp. - Caesalpianeae, Mimos. - Mimosaceae, Fabac. - Fabaceae.

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Plan of the Botanic Gardens
Source: Dominica Forestry & Wildlife Division. Dominica's Botanic Gardens. Ministry of Agriculture, Dominica 1988
(Check Tree #s and Shrub letter Codes on the Plan to see their location)

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