Category: Trees

Violet Banksia

The Violet Banksia is a tree or shrub species that belongs to the genus Banksia. This shrub is only found in Western Australia and is well known for its purple-violet inflorescences and grows in sandy soils. Violet banksia inflorescence It was first described by Charles Gardner in 1927. There are no recognised varieties or subspecies

Coast Banksia

Also known as the Honeysuckle Oak, White Honeysuckle, White Bottlebrush, White Banksia, Honeysuckle, or Coastal Banksia, the Coast Banksia is a tree species that grows on the east coast of Australia. It was one of the 4 original Banksia that was collected in 1770 by Sir Joseph Banks. It was also published as part of

Florida strangler fig

Also known as the golden fig or higueron, the Florida strangler fig is a tree that is native to Florida in the USA, southern Mexico, northern and western Caribbean, and in Central America as far south as Panama. This plant was first scientifically described by Thomas Nuttall in 1846. The Florida strangler fig tree is

Parrot Bush

The Parrot Bush is a shrub or tree species that belongs to the genus, Banksia. This plant is found throughout south-west Western Australia. It was first collected in 1801 at King George Sound, and was described 9 years later by Robert Brown as Dryandra floribunda. Joseph Knight had actually published the flower as Josephia sessils

Acorn Banksia

Also known as the Orange Banksia, the Acorn Banksia is a tree or shrub species of the genus Banksia. It was first described by the English Botanist, John Lindley, in 1840. It was thought that he collected the materials from James Drummond in 1839. There are actually no recognised varieties of Acorn Banksias, also it


Aiphanes are a type of spiny palm trees that are native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. There are 26 species in the genus Aiphanes, which range from small understorey shrubs with subterranean stems, to sub-canopy trees that can be as tall as 20 metres. A tree

Tree of Heaven

Also known as chouchun or ailanthus, the Tree of Heaven is a deciduous tree that is native to north-east and central China and Taiwan. Unlike this tree’s other family members in the genus Ailanthus, it prefers to live in temperate climates rather than in tropical environments. This tree is a large, rapidly growing tree that


The mere mention of apricot brings to mind, Apricot jam. However, little is known of the apricot. The apricot, otherwise known by its scientific name of Prunus Armeniaca hails from the sub-genus division of Prunus. A young apricot growing on the tree Apricots can be found on a small tree with a highly dense canopy.


Also known as the Japanese medlar, the loquat is a fruit tree that is from the Rosaceae family. The name is actually rather misleading, as it is actually indigenous to south-eastern China. It was introduced into Japan, and has been cultivated there for over 1,000 years. It has also become naturalised in the Mediterranean Basin

Lansium domesticum

Belonging to the Meliaceae family, the Lansium domesticum is a fruit-bearing tree that is grown in South East Asia. It is originally native to the Malaysian peninsula, and is known at Langsat. Lansium domesticum tree It is a medium-sized tree with a single trunk, and grows up to 10 to 15 metres tall. The leaves


Also known as the laichi, litchi, and lichu, the lychees is the only member of the Litchi genus in the soapberry family. It is a tropical and sub-tropical fruit tree which is native to China, but is now grown in many areas of the world such as in India, Vietnam, South Africa, USA (Hawaii and


The longan is a fruit-bearing tree that is native to souther China, and grows between elevations of 150 – 140 metres above sea level. It is also commonly called “dragon eyes”, as this its literal translation from Hokkien (Amoy). It is called because when the fruit is shelled, it looks like an eyeball as the

Sugar Apple

The most widely grown of all the Annona species, the sugar apple is more commonly found around the tropics of the Americas, India and Pakistan. Like most in the Annona species, sugar apple fruits are found on small trees that would grow up up to about 8 meters tall. These trees will produce the sugar


The atemoya is a hybrid between the sugar apple and the cherimoya. Both of these fruits are native to the tropical areas of the Americas. It is known as the “pineapple sugar-apple” in Taiwan, where it is very popular. This is because it is mistaken for a cross between a pineapple and a sugar apple.


A native of the Andes, the cherimoya has long been a thing of fascination fo the moche culture of Peru where cherimoyas are more often than not, depicted in ceramics. The fruit which is quite similar to the custard apple is more commonly found in the Andean-highland valleys of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile,