Tropical trees and shrubs

Barleria obtusa (Acanthaceae) (Acanthaceae)

Shrubby species up to 1 m high. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, pubescent. Abundant and showy flowering in Autumn. Flowers violet, trumpet-like, 3...

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Convolvolus floridus (Convolvulaceae)

2-4 m high shrub. Leaves linear, sessile. Very showy flowering. Flowers tubular-funnel-shaped, white, about 2 cm in diameter, in dense...

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Cheirolopus burchardii GCOR22 (Asteraceae) (Asteraceae)

1-2 m high shrub. Leaves opposite, lance-shaped, toothed at base. Capitula Centaurea-like, solitary or in groups of 2-3. Flowers tubular,...

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Erythrina arborescens (Fabaceae)

Fabaceae Small spiny tree. Leaves trifoliate. Spectacular apical inflorescences. Flowers red or orange. Native of the Himalayas and of...

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Hibiscus boryanus (Malvaceae)

Shrub, up to 8 m in height. Leaves oval, dark green in colour, crenate at margin. Flowers red, solitary, axillary similar to those of...

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Ipomoea arborescens (Convolvulaceae)

Fast-growing shrub, 5-15 m high. The trunk can reach 50 cm in diameter. Leaves lanceolate, with protruding venations. Flowers...

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Psidium giganteum (Myrtaceae)

Tree, up to 25 m in heigth. Similar to Psidium cattleyanum but leaves larger and tree sized. Fruit edible. Fast growing. Discovered in 1967...

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Russelia juncea (Plantaginaceae)

Shrub with thin, very numerous, pendulous, green branches. Almost leafless. Flowers numerous, tubular, 3 cm long, red, in cymes of 3....

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Acacia karroo (Mimosaceae)

Shrub with bipinnate glaucous leaves and large yellow flowers. Half-evergreen. Spectacular light grey spines about7 cm long and 5 mm large....

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Pelargonium panduriforme (Geraniaceae)

Strongly scented shrub, up to 1.5 m high. Leaves pubescent, grey-green in colour, lobed, 35 × 25 mm in size. Inflorescences 2-20-flowered....

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Pavonia praemorsa (Malvaceae)

~~Small shrub with roundish leaves. Flowers yellow-pink, 3-4 cm in diameter. Soil well drained but rather moist in Summer. Full sunshine or...

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Rivina humilis (Phytolaccaceae)

~~Small shrub. Ornamental because of the 10 cm long clusters of crimson small fruits. Leaves cordate, ovate. Flowers small, whitish,...

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Bartlettina sordida (Asteraceae)

~ Shrub, up to 3 m high. Stems densely red-downy, glabrous with age. Leaves 10 cm long, widely ovate, rough above, toothed at margin....

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