You might notice some of the notes were copied from the Internet. Fair use and all. Besides, the database that spit this page out is for my own personal use. Still, you can probably find the original source in my list of gardening links.

This isn’t exactly up to date. Maybe some day I will get really fancy and publish the actual database rather than a static web page. And I probably have misidentified a few things. And it generally doesn’t include things that are growing in the ground. And there are spelling mistakes. But it should give you an idea of what I grow as a hobby. This isn’t a for sale listing.

The Plants
Family Genus Species Alternate Name Variety Species Origin Number of Plants Culture Notes Notes Have



weird small flat leaved fern

1 plastic pots, dirt. Planted one seperately, but they don't live long. Still have plenty in other plants. voulunteers from repotted cacti. Yes
Agavaceae Dracena
Pride of Jamaica

1
I think it is a Dracena anyway. Gets to be a big shrub or small branched tree, slow growing, tends to form clusters of short roots on the stems that hang in the air. Small spikes of white flowers, oarnge berries. An old time Florida plant, more common around Miami. Got the Pride of Jamaica name from some old book. When one of the large plants by the house snapped, I planted the main part in the ground, and also potted three small bonsai looking clumps of the adventitious roots that also had stems. Sometimes find seedlings growing in the ground. Yes
Agavaceae Dracena marginata


1 soil, plastic pot They claim in Key west that if you plant one of thse at the door it brings money to the house. Yes
Agavaceae Dracena fragrans corn plant massangeana
1 soil, plastic pot. fragrant flowers. Mom brought almost dead palnt to me from office. Yes
Aizoaceae Pleiospilos
living rock

1 plastic pot, rocks, sun
No
Annonaceae Cananga odorata Ylang Ylang
Indonesia 11 Seedlings dug up from under mom's broken tree after the hurricanes. From Tropilab:" Common name: alangilang, ylang ylang, ilang ilang.
Family: annonaceae (annona family).
Originally from Indonesia, this medium sized tropical tree is now also growing in Suriname.
Cananga is growing up to 70' tall, has simple alternate leaves.
The flowers are yellow and very fragrant and ylang ylang also has medicinal properties; it is used in aroma - therapy and can slow down rapid breathing and rapid heart rate.
The black avoids fruits have many black seeds.
The oil made from the flowers has a calming effect.

Hardiness: USDA zone 9B - 11.
Propagation: seeds.
Culture: full sun, wet moist soil.
Protect from frost or plant in frost free spots.
Can be kept as a container plant indoors in the cooler zones."
Yes
Apocynaceae Ervatamia coronaria florida gardinia, Crape Jasmine
India 1 plastic pot, soil from cuttings when trimming shrubbery at house. Flowers frequently. Supposedly fragrant, but I cannot smell it (at night??) Yes
Apocynaceae Pachypodium rosulatum


1 soil, clay pot Yellow flowers on long stalks. Thick thorny stem. Got a picture of the flowers floating around somewhere. Yes
Apocynaceae Adenium obesum Desert Rose
E Africa 1 little soil, shallow clay pot Has the weird swolen stems and pretty flowers. Yes
Araceae Alocasia x amazonica Mask Plant

4 soil, plastic pot, shade Sets seed which sprouts in the lawn under the big pot of them. A few managed to get somehow into other pots of plants. Also makes small bulbs near surface. Yes
Araceae Monstera deliciosa


1 plastic pot, good soil from seeds in fruit mom sent over. Actually growing more on the bare concret than shade. Set fruit in fall of 2004. Yes
Araceae Bactris gasipaes Peach palm, pejibaye, chonta, pupunha, syn. Guilielma gasipaes
South and central America 3 Got 12 seeds, about half had already germinated. Planted in pots in soil. 3 survive as of 5/05. fr rarepalmseed: "Most people have heard of the Peach palm's delicious fruit, but did you also know it is widely cultivated in South America for its heart-of-palm? Its clustering habit means that it continues to produce after the main stem is harvested. The palm itself (interestingly, unknown in the wild) is a very pretty feather palm, with fine and elegant leaves and very fast growing. Its spines may be considered a drawback, but carefully sited, it makes a valuable addition to any subtropical or tropical palm collection, and in suitable conditions will go on to produce both fruit and palm heart." and fr. Virtual Palm Encyclopedia:" As with many types of fruit native to the Amazon, consumption was restricted to a relatively small geographical area because of the farming practices of the native Indians. Pupunha (Bactris gasipaes) is a multi-stemmed palm tree that can reach up to 20 meters (65 feet) in height. When the tree is an adult, 10 to 15 secondary stems develop, guaranteeing the regeneration of the plant. While not all of these stems produce fruit, they are all used to extract the delicious heart of palm. In the wild, the pupunha bears fruit in large bunches in approximately five years, but this time can be reduced by half under managed growing conditions. The male flowers fall after releasing pollen, while the female flower develops into a small red, yellow or orange fruit, measuring around 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter. The fruit is rich in vitamin A, and has a high protein and starch value. It can be eaten after being cooked in boiling water, but can also be used to produce oil and flour. Animal feed is produced with the remaining parts of the tree and fruit. In the 1970's the pupunha became a focus for research and for intensive farming in various regions of Brazil. In the state of Bahia, the first Brazilian state to commercially cultivate the fruit, the harvesting of the pupunha takes place from November to March each year. This palm is also cultivated throughout much of the rest of South and Central America, and is actually unknown in the wild." Yes
Araceae Amorphophallus bulbifer voodoo lilly
India 11 clay pot, rich dirt, bright shade. Try to keep fairly dry in the winter while dormant.
Yes
Araceae Xanthosoma sagittifolium elephant ear

20 Some in pots, some in flats. Staying small in pots and full sun, but multiplying. The flat plants younger, but less stunted looking ( also in shade). Tried several in the ground but don't seem to like my yard as well as mom's (drier?), although one is taking off. The number is a guesstimate. From plants in mom's yard where they grow and spread vigorously. Not 100% on the species, but it is the one listed as a weed in Florida. Maybe check the color of the flesh. From Tropiclab: "Synonym: arum sagittifolium.
Common name: arrowleaf, elephant ear, tannia, yautia, mangarás, new cocoyam, tajer, tania, tanier, malanga, taioba, chou caribe, cascamote, sunin Honolulu.
Family: araceae (arum family).

Yautia is a herbaceous perennial, indigenous to tropical South America.
The big leaves are light green and arrow-shaped with long petioles.
This perennial can grow up to 9 feet tall; however in dry climates with low humidity they do not grow that tall.
Yautia has a corm from which cormels sprout.
The yellow or pinkish flesh is dense and starchy.
Besides the root, the young leaves are also edible.
The root of yautia is very popular in Central - and South America.
The harvested yautia tubers should be peeled and can be kept at room temperature (76° F.) for several weeks; if refrigerated, this can be longer.
Malanga or yautia should be cooked before eating and is used in many dishes in Surinam and throughout tropical America.
The root can be milled into flour, since yautia is very hypoallergenic food and also high in calories.

Hardiness: USDA zone 9 - 11.
Propagation: bulbs and seeds.
Cultivation: full sun / partial shade. Soil must be well drained.
Needs high humidity.
Can be kept as a container plant in the cooler zones.
Optimum growing temperature is about 80° F."
Yes
Araceae Antherium hybryd red

1

Yes
Araceae Philodendron
self heading philodendron

1 soil, plastic pot
Yes
Araceae Johannesteijsmannia altifrons Joey Palm, diamond joey
SE Asia 10 Got 10 seeds by mail. Soaked 2 days, planted in zip lock. fr rarepalmseeds:"Surely one of the most stunning and spectacular palms in the world, J. altifrons has large, simple, undivided leaves that can reach a length of more than 6m/20ft, rising directly from an underground rootstock. These huge, very leathery, roughly diamond-shaped leaves are pleated along their length, giving the most bizarre appearance. The Joey grows in montane rainforest in S. Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo, at up to 1200m (400ft). It is much tougher and more cool-tolerant than one might expect, and will grow happily in the subtropics and of course any tropical climate, in a shady, wind protected situation. It has been proven to do well, for instance, in coastal S. California, S. Spain or S. Florida, and can even be kept as a striking indoor plant." Yes
Araucariaceae Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pine, A excelsa

6 plastic pots, soil voulenteer seedlings from tree out front Yes
Arecaceae Copernicia macroglossa Cuban Petticoat Palm
Cuba 5 Plastic pots, soil, sun Ordered as seedlings. Yes
Arecaceae Licuala grandis Licuala palm, Vanuatu fan palm, palas payung
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu 13 got 13 seeds in mail, soaked overnight, ziplock. fr rare pam seeds:" Well known by now for its large, circular, simple, undivided and closely pleated leaves, this Licuala makes an unusual plant for indoors or out. The seed germinates readily and grows slowly but steadily in the tropical or warm subtropical garden, producing a slim trunk in the process. It can be planted in sun or full shade but should be out of the wind." Yes
Arecaceae Thrinax morrissii or possibly radiata Thatch palm

3 seed collected in parking lot in keys. Sown directly into pots. In half shade as seedlings. I remember white fruit, sort of, which would make it morrissii, especially if the undersides of the leaves are silvery. If non-white fruit and less silver then radiata. Yes
Arecaceae Verschefeltia splendida Seychelles Stilt Palm
Seychelles 1 Soil, plastic pot, bright shade w/ afternoon sun. Was about 10" tall at purchase. From Millers Tropicals at Mounts plant sale. From net (palm photos site, www.palmsoftheworld.com): Splendida is the only species in the Verschaffeltia genus. This palm needs a tropical climate with good moisture and protection from the wind(so the leaves won't split). V. splendida comes from the Seychelles where it grows on steep forested hillside at the 1,000 to 2,000 foot level. The trunk and petioles are covered with spines and the stilt roots add to the beauty of this palm. This photo was taken at Nancy's Secret Garden in Key West, Florida." Photo from net. No
Arecaceae Areca catechu Betel Nut Palm
S Asia 1 In ground at mom's house.
Yes
Arecaceae Washingtonia
petticoat palm

1 plastic pot, sun Was a volunteer that started in driveway from the nearby big old petticoat palm. Might not even be a Washingtonia, as the petticoat gets blown off regularly. The parent tree has several more seedlings started after the hurricanes of '04. Wild parrots eat the fruit. Might be a Livingstonia, as the petticoat tends to fall off. Yes
Asclepiadaceae Hoya carnosa (?) hoya

2 soil, plastic pot part sun very fragrant. Probably have two varieties since I got another cutting from mom. Will grow far into trees from hanging baskets. I put several broken pieces climbing the ficus trees. Yes
Asclepiadaceae Stapelia variegata (?) starfish plant
Cape Province 8 soil, plastic pots. Also have several pieces growing in ground. fuzzy star shaped bad smelling yellow flowers. Could possiblt be another Stapelia or even huernia. Yes
Asclepiadaceae Calotropis gigantea Giant Milkweed, Gigantic swallow wort, Madar
India 1 plastic pot, soil Got as a barely rooted cutting. Kind of taking an educated guess as to the species. Have to see if the flowers are scented (shouldn't be). Yes
Asteraceae Tithonia diversifolia Mexican Sunflower, Tree Marigold

4 2 in ground (and huge), 2 in pots. Full sun. grows easily and quickly from cuttings into large bush, blooms often (but not much in summer) Yes
Bignoniaceae Tabebuia argentea yellow tabebuia???

5
seeds off tree at home depot. One still in a pot, 5 in ground. Not very hurricane resistant. Corky bark, likes to grow very crooked. Seems to meed size before it produces the huge masses of yellow flowers. Yes
Bombacaceae Bombax ellipticum Shaving Brush Tree
Mexico 1 Plastic pot, soil, sun Got as leafless, bare root seedling. Yes
Bombacaceae Chorisia speciosa Silk Floss Tree
Brazil and Argentina 0 plastic pot, soil. Instructions that came with: Likes full sun. Lightly moist soil. Fertilize monthly first spring/summer, therafter spring. Chorisia speciosa is surely the longest blooming and one of the most spectacular of the magnificent tropical flowering trees and it can be bloomed in a pot. Heaviest bloom is from fall through winter, although blooms can be found on the tree any month of the year. The blooms are followed by football shaped pods that open to release a silky floss that was used for stuffing of fine pillows and life preservers before the invention of synthetics. It is still superior, but more costly. Most folks know the floss silk as a tree with buttressed trunk. Meaning it has what appear wicked thorns. They're really much more interesting than bad. Not like thorny roses or blackberries. I have both the buttressed and the smoothe trunk. There is no way to tell which these young
trees may be. The trees are next to each other and cross pollinate freely. The blooms are nearly identicle and beautiful as you can see in the picture. Take fallen blooms into the home and enjoy them 24+ hours, just laid on a table. No need of water.
No
Bombacaceae Bombax malabaricum Kapok

0 Got as 5 seeds According to seller: A large majestic tree, with conspicuously buttressed trunk. Growing more than 200' high with widely spreading branches, it is the tallest tree of the Amazon rainforest. The trunk can become more than 9' in diameter. This tree also makes a great bonsai specimen. No
Bromiliadaceae Achemea rubiolilacina

Brazil 1 rocks, clay pot, full sun
Yes
Bromiliadaceae

Jake's pink

10 ground, shade common pink kind, summer bloom, medium sized clump. Now all mixed with plant 189 which was also put in ground. Count is low estimate. Yes
Bromiliadaceae

red feather

1 ground, shade bright red flower No
Bromiliadaceae Tilandsia cyanensis


2 1-stick/ i clay pot and rocks feathery pink inflorescence w/ big blue flowers one at a time Yes
Bromiliadaceae

Helene's Pink

10 ground, sun or shade. Slightly lighter than Jake's. Now all mixed with Jakes plants. Grows fast. Count is low estimate. Yes
Cactaceae

big collumnar cactus

1 sand, plastic pot scale insect problems - died. Big white night bloomer. No
Cactaceae Opuntia santa rita


1 plastic pot, sand, peat purple No
Cactaceae Tricocerus pachanoi San Pedro

11 soil, plastic pots Some were from cutting, some seed. Tend to break in high winds when they get knocked over. Yes
Cactaceae Cereus "peruvianus" big crestate cactus Monstrous
1 soil, clay pot tried to make a red? flower, but fell off. Guessing at name. Yes
Cactaceae Distocactus ramulosa


1 soil. Put in wire basket, coco liner, rocks, sphagnum. red plant w/ white berries. Seedlings start spontaneously from fallen berries. Maybe a Rhipsalis or Lepismium???. Main plant died, but several sleedlings started in basket. Yes
Cactaceae Pereskia bleo (?) lemon vine
Central America 1 Broken branch on ground. Viney cactus with glossy green leaves. orange/red flowers look a bit like a rose. Pic from net, this a bit oranger. Yes
Cactaceae

red head cactus

1 soil, plastic pot grafted thing No
Cactaceae Mammilaria pilcayensis bottle brush cactus

1 soil, clay pot, xeriscape rocks rings of small pink flowers in the spring?. Base rot in 7/03, cut into 2 plants. Yes
Cactaceae Epiphyllum
jungle cactus

4 soil, plastic hanging basket big whitee nightbloomer, several times during the summer. Gave a piece to mom. Lots of problems with scale insects. Took the original plant apart to thouroughly clean tem off. In addition to the 4 counted, there was one in hanging pot in ficus - tree grew roots onto the pot, pot fell off, so cactus is hanging on root. Also several broken pieces put into trees. Yes
Cactaceae Zygocactus
christmas cactus

1 souil, plastic pot pink flowers, winter. prone to rot Yes
Cactaceae Cryptocereus anthonyanus ric rac cactus

1 soil plastic hanging basket Day bloomer, flowers last only one day. Yes
Cactaceae Echinopsis crest catipillar plant

1 soil, clay pot crestate, fungus and snail problems No
Celastraceae Catha edulis Khat

10 soil, plastic pots (8). 2 in ground. layered several. Put one in ground, very dry spot, is doing well. So I put another in ground now. Has bloomed and set seed (potted ones). Yes
Convovulaceae Ipomea carnea bush morning glory

3 8 - ground, 1 plastic pot bushy, pink flowers. Flowers nearly constantly. Yes
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe pinnata life plant

0 growing in ground. New plants from notches in leaves. Flat green leaves. Green/red flowers. Yes
Crassulaceae Crassula argentena jade plant
South Africa 1 plastic pot,soil. from broken piece on ground Yes
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe ? Donkey's Ear

1 soil, plastic pot. Some plantlets put in ground, or growing on concrete arounds parent. Fuzzy leaves, low growing. Plantlets grow only from the end of leaves. Not 100% sure it is a Kalanchoe. Dark red/yellow flowers similar to life plant. Yes
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi lavender scallops lavender scallops
1 In ground lavender leaves. Red flowers. Yes
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe verticillata K tubiflora

0 Many in ground. Grey brown, tubular leaves. Red flowers in winter. Plantlets form on end of leaves and fall to ground, root. Yes
Crassulaceae Kalanchoe beharensis fuzzy Kalanchoe, Teddy Bear Plant

2 soil, plastic pot fuzzy grey leaves Yes
Crassulaceae Sedum morganianum donkey's tail

1 soil, plastic pot, hanging
Yes
Cupressaceae Juniperus silicicola Southern Red Cedar
SE US 1 pot, soil, sun Not sure of species. Was little seedlings mom and Helene got at a place giving away native tree seedlings, Water management district maybe. If it is Southern Red Cedar, the leaves should change from being spily triangular things to little scales with maturity. Yes
Dicksoniaceae Alsophila cooperi Austrailian Tree Fern, A australis
Austrailia 1 soil, plastic pot, shade, lots of water. Unsure of name, could possibly be a Dicksonia. Nope, not a dickensonia. Evidently genus of Cyathea is a synonym. Sold as "Austrailian Tree Fern". Yes
Doseraceae Dionaea muscipula venus flytrap

1 plastic pot, peat
No
Ericaceae Vaccinium
Blueberry Brightwell rabbit eye blueberry
1 plastic pot, sun Gift from Heather Yes
Euphorbiaceae Cnidoscolus chayamansa chaya

6 ground poisionous vegetable from central america, bush w. thick stems, leaves eaten after poision removed, by boiling or frying (not stir frying) for 10 minutes, easy from cuttings Yes
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia lactea Milkstripe Euphorbia, Candelabra Plant
India, Ceylon 5 In ground. Spines really hurt! According to Exotica, used medicinally in India for rheumatisim as a "hot jam",and called "Dragon Bones" in Vietnam. Yes
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia pulcherrima
common red Mexico 1 put in ground.
Yes
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia pulcherrima
white
1 put in ground, one cutting in pot. Really more a pale yellow. Yes
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia milii Crown of thorns common red Madagascar 1 In ground
Yes
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha podagrica buddah's belly

5 soil, clay pot. 4 seeds sprouted 9/04, one was a voulenteer in the white Brugmansia. That was left in the Brugmansia, the others put into plastic pots. small red flowers Yes
Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia grandicornis viney, thorny thing
Natal to Kenya 3 2 ground(getting shaded out), one in pot w/ soil.
Yes
Euphorbiaceae Acalypha hispida chenille plant
East Indies 2 soil Near constant flowering. Very sensitive to cold. Started a cutting in '04. From Tropiclab: "Common name: chenille plant, pussy tail, cat's tail, red hot cattails, cola de gato.
Family: euphorbiaceae (spurge family).

A tropical annual with serrated leaves, a hairy stem and small red flowers in long drooping catkins.
The leaves and stem contain a poisonois milky sap.
The height of red hot cattails is 15 feet.
The chenille plant is originally from Indonesia but is also growing in abundance in Suriname.

Hardiness: USDA zone 9 - 11.
Propagation: seeds and cuttings.
Culture: partial - to full sun, rich soil. Regular water.
Plant in frost free areas."
Yes
Euphorbiaceae Pedilanthus tithymaloides Devil's Backbone
Tropical America 2 Plastic pot, soil, sun The verigated one. Probably a euphorb. Yes
Fabaceae Psopsocarpus tetragonalobus Winged Bean

1 Started in regular soil. Planting in ground by fences.. Got 7 seeds, all sprouted. Give three to mom. Yes
Fagaceae Quercus
oak

2 plastic pot, soil, sun has leaves downy on underside like the live oak (Q virginiana) and not the Laurel oak, but unsure of species. Was little seedlings mom and Helene got at a place giving away native tree seedlings, Water management district maybe. The leaves are getting pretty amall as the plants get bigger, probaly could stand to go into the ground. Yes
Gesneriaceae Gloxinia sylvatica
Bolivian Sunset
2 soil., plastic pot, shady red flowers. Got bad scale insect summer 2002. Cut to ground in spring, scale has not come back as of sept 2003. Yes
Lamiaceae Ocimum basilicum Thai Basil thai
4 Plastic pots, parrt shade to full sun. A thai basil. Smaller leaves than the usual, different flavor (licoriche???). Self seeds easily. I use both leaves and flowers. Can resprout from heavy cutting. Yes
Lauraceae Cinnamomum verum Cinnamon, true cinnamon, syn Cinnamomum zeylanicum
S asia, Ceylon 1 Put in large plasatic pot, rich soil, full sun
Yes
Lilaceae Amaryllis
pink

1 soil, plastic pot pink Yes
Lilaceae Amaryllis
another red

1 soil, plastic pot
Yes
Lilaceae Amaryllis
red

1 dirt, sun, plastic pot
Yes
Lilaceae Aloe zanzibarica James' aloe

6 plastic pot, dirt repotted summer 2003, split of 6 cuttings. Several broken pieces in ground not in count. Yes
Lilaceae Eucharis gransiflora Amazon Lilly

1 ground, shady
No
Lilaceae Amaryllis
pink edge

1 soil, plastic pot red Yes
Lilaceae Amaryllis
seedling amarylis

4 Were seedlings from our plants. haven't bloomed yet. During the hurricanes of 2004 they possibly got one spider lilly mixed in with them. Or maybe I repotted one of the original three into two. Yes
Lilaceae Asparagus setaceus asparagus fern, A plumosa
S Africa 1 soil, plastic pot A densiflorous is growing in ground. Yes
Lilaceae Hymenocallis latifolia SpiderLlilly

13 Plastic pots, full sun. Were seedlings of the native lily growing in mom's yard. Yes
Lilaceae Chlorophytum comosum spider plant

1 soil, plastic hanging pot
Yes
Malphagiaceae Banisteriopsis caapi Ayahuasca, yagé

2 soil, big pot, morning sun. Took small tip cutting 9/03. From web"Ayahuasca translates to "spirit of the dead". Visionary vine used by South American shamans to cure a number of ailments, although in this case the shaman takes it - not the afflicted person. Easy to grow as a tub plant in a bright window in the North, ours has tolerated temperatures near 40 degrees F. Sink the tub in the ground outside during the summer, and growth can exceed 25' in a season. Trim back before bringing in for the winter. Partial to full sun, 30 ft" Hasn't vined well for me, done best at moms - the vine tips die. The original in pot is kind of more of a bush. Yes
Malvaceae Abuliton
flowering maple

0 soil, plastic pot, part shade hibuscus like yelolow flowers, spotted verigated leaves No
Meliaceae Azadirachta indica Neem
india 4 7 seeds sown in small pots, shady, kept semi dry. 4 sprouted within a couple of weeks. Kept kind of on the dry side. Moved sunnier once sprouted. Fr seed pack: "Plant 3/4 inch deep in well drained potting soil. Keep lightly moist - not wet. Provide bright light. Likes warmth and high humidity. Plant the seeds immediately." Yes
Moraceae Ficus pumila Creeping Fig
E Asia 1 Soil, Plastic pot. Got as a cutting from wall in some strip mall. Thought I killed by not watering, but came back from roots. Yes
Moraceae Ficus benjamina ficus
India 1 plastic pot, soil Or cuban laurel, F retusa 'Nitida', which has less resistance to thrips that feed on new leaves and cause malformed branches, more ariel roots. Yes
Moraceae Ficus aurea Strangler Fig
Mexico, Florida 4 Some in soil, some in rocks, all in sun. fr web: "Strangler fig, also called golden fig, is a large and fast-growing tree with a fascinating life history. The tree is native to coastal areas of south Florida, the Keys, and the West Indies and has made its way into central Florida.

Strangler fig begins its life as a parasite as its seed lodges in the cracks and crevices of the bark of a host. Cabbage palms are favorite hosts. The seed germinates and sends out air roots. These air roots take in nutrients and water from the air and host tree. Eventually the air roots grow to reach the ground and develop their own underground root system, independent of the host tree. Often during this process, the strangler fig may cover the host tree with its own trunk and strangle the host tree, hence the common name. New branches grow and if these reach the ground, they will send out new shoots and roots. Over time, this can create a compound structure of trees that covers a large area.

Some cities in Florida have used the


Twigs and leaves

strangler fig as an ornamental tree because of its large size, fast growth rate, and ability to provide dense shade, but it is not recommended for small landscapes. Problems can also develop with the surface roots and the large amount of fruit drop.

A closely-related tree is the less common shortleaf fig (Ficus laevisata) that grows in south and central Florida, the Keys, and the West Indies. Shortleaf fig is similar in growth habits to the strangler fig but the shortleaf fig has broader leaves with a heart shaped base, larger fruits that are 1" long, and longer stems on fruits and flowers.

Identifying Characteristics
Size/Form:
Strangler fig grows to be a large tree, 50' to 60' in height with a 2' to 4' diameter. It has a round, spreading crown.
Leaves:
The leaves are alternate, simple, evergreen, and oblong to elliptical in shape. The leaves are 2" to 5" long and 1" to 3" wide with a pointed tip and wedge-shaped base. The margins are entire. The thick, leathery leaves are yellow-green, lustrous above, and paler below.
Fruit:
The fruit is a yellow to reddish purple, fleshy, ˝" long fig-like structure containing small drupelets.
Bark:
The smooth, ashy gray bark can become scaly on larger trunks and fall off to expose the black inner bark.
Habitat:
Strangler fig grows in the sandy soils of hammocks and coastal areas."
Yes
Musaceae Heliconia lingulata
fan S America 22 Got 22 seeds. Soaked 1 day, zip lock.
Yes
Musaceae Heliconia she kong

Columbia 1 plastic pot, dirt. start rhizome in pot, indirect light, then move to mix sun and shade flowers shaped like lobster claw but covered w/ red-brown fur. No
Musaceae Musa paradisiaca elieli (black) bananna

1 ground, eucalyptus bark mulch, lots of water
No
Musaceae Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paridise

1 soil, plastic pot
Yes
Myrtaceae Eugenia uniflora Surinam Cherry, Synonym: Eugenia michelii
Amazon 2 from seeds. from Tropilab website: Pitanga is a small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to no more than 22'; it has pointed ovate-lanceolate leaves.
The leaves are deep green but turn red in the cold winter weather.
The leaves have also an essential oil containing citronella, cineole, terpenine, sesquiterpenes and others.
The fruits are round, red to dark red, deeply longitudinal grooved berries.
There is also a variety with dark crimson fruit; this one is sweeter.
They are very juicy and have a high vitamin C content.
Besides the vitamin C it has also calcium and phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, riboflavinine, niacine.
The fruits contain one or sometimes two, round light brown seeds.
Surinam cherry is also used for bonsai and has medicinal applications.
Besides cultivation for it's fruit, it can also be used in landscaping since it makes hedges, amenable to clipping.
In Brazil, the juice is fermented into wine or vinegar.

In Suriname's traditional medicine, a decoction of the leaves is used as a cold remedy.

Hardiness: USDA zone 8 - 11.
Propagation: seeds and cuttings.
Culture: full sun / partial shade, moist soil.
Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes truncata

philipines 1 Plastic pot, sand and peat. gets very large pitchers Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes rafflesiana


1 plastic pot, peat, sand, rainwater, 1/2 sun From Sunbelle Exotics in Boca. Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes madigascarenesis


1 sand, peat, plastic pot
Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes raja

Mt KInabalu, Borneo 0 plastic pot, sand, peat freebies, died (heat) No
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes bicalcarta

Sipitang, Borneo 1 sand and peat, plastic pots
Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes rafflesiana
white Borneo 1
died No
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes alata


19 plastic pot, sand, peat Seem to like a bit of shade. Easy from cuttings. Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes mirabilis
Echinostomata
1

Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes northiana


1
died No
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes veitchii

Sungai Samba, Borneo 1
died (birds) No
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes fallax

Bareo, Borneo 1

Yes
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes fusca

Tambunan Rd., Borneo 0
died(heat?) No
Nepenthaceae Nepenthes ampullaria

Tayeve, Irian Jaya 1
split one into 5 when roots rotted on 4/18/02, but all of these eventually died. Yes
Nyctaginaceae Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea (verigated)

1 soil, plastic pot verigated leaves, pinkish flowers No
Nyctaginaceae Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea (normal)

1 sand, clay pot prettu much a bonsai No
Orchidaceae Aerides minitratum syn = seidenfadenia mitrata
thailand 1 plaque small white/purple. Pic is from net. In 7/04 put out two side shoots, but the main shoot is loosing most of it's leaves. Yes
Orchidaceae Aerides quinquevulneris (?) fairchild

1 bare white thick flowers w/ purple hinged lip, spike of many, dense, fragrant. Picture is from net, need to compare with bloom for good ID. Might be odorata. No
Orchidaceae V. piyral x corrulea alba


1 basket, rocks pale blue Yes
Orchidaceae Rhytionanthos spathulatus

Himalayas, Vietnam and Laos 1 stick. brown/yellow shoe shaped flower. Jay says "Found as a cool to warm growing epiphyte in the Himalayas, Vietnam and Laos at elevations around 1000 meters in light shade with a woody rhizome, ovate psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptical leaf and a 3/4" [2 cm] long inflorescence that arises with the few [4+ in an umbel] flowers in groups from the rhizome near a mature psuedobulb and needs to be mounted to accomodate the sprawling growth habit.

Synonyms Bulbophyllum spathulatum (Rolfe ex E. Cooper) Seidenf. 1970; *Cirrhopetalum spathulatum Rolfe ex E.Cooper 1929."
Yes
Orchidaceae Rhyn. digbyana


1 clay pot, rocks. Split into 2 on 7/04. Pic is from net. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Epi. radicans purple kickoff orchid purple Mexico to Colombia 2 rocks, coconut fiber, 1 on stick. Jay sez:"Found from Mexico to Colombia as a terrestrial or lithophyte growing most in open areas between grasses and rocks, especially on roadside banks in pine oak forest and mountain rain forest at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters as a hot to cool growing reedstem orchid that blooms the most between fall and spring on a terminal, erect, umbelliform inflorescence with successive opening, resupinate flowers. It differs from Epidendrum ibaguense H.B.K. in having roots all along the stem and a creeping habit, never cespitose. " Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. golden tang (wakiki gold x BC. richard muller)


1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae V. ? semiterete blue

1 basket, rocks lost tag Dark blue/purple, reticulated large flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Epi. radicans orange kickoff orchid orange
1 rocks, coconut fiber
Yes
Orchidaceae Bulb. stars & stripes


1 totem
Yes
Orchidaceae Cirr. lepidium 'red' x guttulatum '#1'


1 cork slab w/ sphagnum 2 lateral sepals long rolled. w/ red spots Yes
Orchidaceae Zygo. makayeii


0 Oldest is in clay pot, rocks & sphagnum. Got 2 back bulbs on 3/30/02 from mom - put one in sphagnum (layer of rocks on bottom of pot, and on top) and one in cedar bark to see who does best. mom has piece. Jay says "A cool to warm growing, Brazilian, terrestrial species that blooms on a lateral, racemose, 3' [90 cm] long, several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occuring in the fall and winter". Pic from Jay's site. Looks lighter than pics I have seen of Z makayeii. No
Orchidaceae Den. spectabile

Papua & New Guinea and the Solomon Islands 1 clay pot, rocks mom has piece. Jay's says "A spectacular hot growing epiphyte and occaisional terrestrial from Papua & New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters although it is most often from 300 to 500 meters where blooms in the winter and early spring on an axillary, 2" [5 cm] long, few to many flowered raceme that arises from near the apex of leafed canes. " Yes
Orchidaceae SBLC. BLC spring dawn 'Adorable' x SLC george king 'Serindipity'


1 clay pot. rocks Check pic. Repotted 1 into 2 5/03. Yes
Orchidaceae B. cucullata


1 basket, rocks Jay's site says "One to two flowered epiphytic plant that smells somewhat skunky at night, grows best mounted on wood and comes from the West Indies, Central and northern South America where it is a warm to cool growing epiphyte of coastal rainforests up to 1800 meters in elevation where it blooms from summer till autumn on a short peduncle that is borne at the junction of the single leaf and terete psuedobulb. Flowers that appear later in it's season and exposed to a cold snap will have a redder appearance. This is the type species for the genus." Yes
Orchidaceae Den. blue twinkle


1 clay pot, rocks
No
Orchidaceae LC. (C cherry chip x aclandiae) x Lc mini purple 'Lea"


1 small rocks, clay pot Repoted into 4 (1 back bulbs) on 4/19/2003. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



2 clay pot, rocks. Repotted one into 2 on 7/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
bill

1 clay pot, rocks v small, purple Yes
Orchidaceae C. lulu x penny kuroda


1 clay pot, rocks 1 to mom Yes
Orchidaceae Den. new sonja jo


1 clay pot, rocks Obviously not a dendrobium - a red/oarnge cateleya type. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



1 clay pot, rocks (creamy)white/purple flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. pink twilight


1 plastic pot, bark
No
Orchidaceae Phal.



1 clay pot, rocks and sphagnum Bad pic. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. dark purple


1 clay pot, rocks&sphagnum purple, strangely shaped flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



3 clay pot, rocks. Split 1 into 3 (2 in pots, 1 on stick) march 2003. 1 pot to 1 stick, 1 pot on 7/04 (therefore 2 pot 2 stick). 1 stick (?) dies 9/04. dark purple w/ white edges Yes
Orchidaceae V. miss joachim

indochina 1 rocks, plastic pot, pole
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



1 clay pot, rocks
No
Orchidaceae Den.



1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
pale purple

1 clay pot, rocks. Split March 2003. pale purple, antelopish flowers. Yes
Orchidaceae Epic. don herman 'Hawaii' (LC. gold digger x Epi. aTanTe


1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. burma jade ?


2 clay pot, rocks. Split (leaving half of plant in old pot) March 2003. Repoted old pot 7/04. yellow - green flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Den. thong chai gold


1 basket, rocks yellow flowers with very dark purple lip Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
small

2 clay pot, rocks. Put pieces of the potted plant on stick 2/03. Split 1 potted into 2 on 3/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. emma white


3 clay pot, rocks. Put pieces onto 2 sticks 7/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
really big white

1 rocks, clay pot
No
Orchidaceae Den.



2 1 clay pot, rocks, 1 stick.
Yes
Orchidaceae L. purpurata
'Carnea'
1 clay pot, rocks big white w/ pink on lip Yes
Orchidaceae Den. (ron kerr x bush pansy) x kuranda classic


1 rocks, clay pot. Split 1 into 3 3/04. pansy type flower, pink Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
james'

1 clay pot, rocks James wanted at publix. big purple/white flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Mkr. walter oumae
red
1 plastic pot, small rocks, charcoal
No
Orchidaceae Dor.



1 clay pot, rocks. Repotted 3/04. Set hanging at 45 degree angle in tree 11/04 - noticed bad scale infestation. pink flowers, lost tag, was started from very large multi growth plant grown from seedling. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. dragon's dazzler x Phal. doventeriana


1
was clay pot, rocks. Main shoot died, put out several side shoots. Put on coconut husk in 7/04. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. sara lee "eye dec" x Phal brother "purple brother"


1 clay pot, rocks. Fell out of pot so put on coconut husk 5/05. yellow/red flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
big white

1 clay pot, rocks white flowers No
Orchidaceae Den.
james' green

1 clay pot, rocks bright green flowers, jen got for James' birthday Yes
Orchidaceae Paph. velvet 'EFG' x maudiae 'George'


1 plastic pot, rocks&sphagnum died. green, white, almost black flowers No
Orchidaceae Cym. gold elf
Sunshine
1 clay pot, rocks/sphagnum Unsure of name. Yes
Orchidaceae V. denisoniana


1 empty basket Jay's website says "A Burmese species found at elevations of 700 to 900 meters in the Arrakan Mountains and is a cool to warm grower that blooms on an axillary, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, few [4 to6] flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring and summer and the waxy flowers have a strong vanilla scent in the early evening. " Yes
Orchidaceae Onc.
red spots equiant

0 clay pot, rocks yellow w/ red spots, equiant No
Orchidaceae V. diana


1 rocks, plastic pot, pole
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. liholiho x attennatum


1 clay pot, rocks division of mom's green flowers big plant Yes
Orchidaceae Ctna. why not


0 clay pot, rocks one died 7/03. No
Orchidaceae Ctna. jester


1 clay pot, rocks white flowers No
Orchidaceae Den. snow elf "may queen" x malia akana "mary"


1 clay pot, rocks white/purple flowers, gift from woody Yes
Orchidaceae Brassia Rex 'Christine' AM/HOS


0 clay pot, rocks gift from mom. Nearly died soon after received. Died 7/03. No
Orchidaceae Mokara sayan


1 basket, rocks yellow spotted w/ brown flowers. Repotted 5/03. Yes
Orchidaceae

grass orchid

1 clay pot, rocks & sphagnum purple No
Orchidaceae BLC. lois mcneil 'ace'


4 clay pot, rocks. Tow pieces put on tree trunk 3/04. blue,fragrant. Repotted 2 into 4 5/03. Repotted 3 into 4 3/04. Yes
Orchidaceae SLC. jewl box
Scheherazade
1 plastic pot, aliflor red, gift to james from jen, from miami show. = C.aaurantiaca x SLC. anzac Yes
Orchidaceae Mltdm. issakunaagata
volcano queen
1 clay pot, rocks jennifer's - bought over sick plants. Big sprays (3 ft) of 3/4 inch or so flowers. Yes
Orchidaceae V.
home depot red

1 empty basket big red flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
big white

1 clay pot, rocks. Repotted 7/04. big round white flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
(jen)

2 1 rocks, clay pot, 1 stick sick plant jen gave me to rehabilitate. Looks really similar to Tong Chai Gold. Bad pic. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



2 clay pot, rocks. Split 1 into 3 on 3/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
big pink

1 clay pot, rocks. Split into 2 on 3/04. large, broad petals, pale pink Yes
Orchidaceae V. lopburi x pimporn


1 basket, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae LC. C. walkneria x LC janet


0 clay pot, rocks small plant, white flowers No
Orchidaceae B. david sander


1 clay pot rocks. moved full sun 5/00 white flowers, frilled lip. Millers says "This is B. cucullata x B. digbyana, very large flower (6+ inches)" Yes
Orchidaceae C.
ray' orchid

3 clay pot, rocks. Repotted 1 small one march 2003. pink/purple, fragrant Yes
Orchidaceae Den. hildebrandi = heterocarpum
Thailand 1 clay pot, rocks. Repoted 7/04. Jay sez "Found from The Himalayas to the Philippines as a hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 100 to 1700 meters where it blooms in the winter and early spring on a lateral, short, few to several, long-lived, fragrant or not, flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes on 2 to 3 year old leafless canes. " Pic from Jay's site. Yes
Orchidaceae Angcm. longscott sepurbum x V. longicalcar


1 basket, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. nora tokonaga


1 clay pot, rocks white, purple Yes
Orchidaceae V. limbata x bensoni


1 basket, rocks one of the five babbies, yellow/brown flowers, white purple lip Yes
Orchidaceae L. anceps veitchiana 'fort caroline' HCC/AOS


3 clay pot, rocks. Split last one into 3 march 2003. Split 1 into 3 on 3/04. purple, fragrant Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
antelope

1 clay pot, rocks. Repotted March 2003. white & pink Yes
Orchidaceae V. crista x Perr luk...


1 basket, rocks one of the five babbies, tag broken, name incomplete, red reticulated flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Ascda. V. tatzeri x Ascda. Laiesi


1 basket, rocks one of the five babbies, reticulated pink flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Ascda. Ascda. laksix Rhy. Coelestis jennifers

1 basket, rocks brown/orange flowers Yes
Orchidaceae B. cordata

Jamaica 1 branch, lots of sun. Jay's site says "From Jamaica, a medium sized epiphyte that is a late summer to fall bloomer on a branched, 6" [15 cm] long raceme that carries up to 6 long-lived flowers that smell of citrus only at night. Grows best mounted on wood and likes some shade and watering while in growth and a lessening after the psuedobulbs have matured and
the plant has flowered. " Pic from Jay.
Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. LC. wayndora x BLC. meditation


0 clay pot, rocks repotted 1 into 2 5/03. No
Orchidaceae V. praneum ornate


1 basket, rocks pink/brownish, reticulated large flowers. Yes
Orchidaceae Vanilla planifolia


0

No
Orchidaceae Phal. stuartiana 'Larkin Valley'

Philipines 1 rocks & sphagnum, clay pot flowers white w/ touch of pink in center, spotted red yellow lip & lower sepals. Jay's site says "From the warm humid forests of the island of Mindano in the Philippines at elevations up to 300 meters, this hot to warm growing epiphytic species blooms in the spring on a branching, to 3' [90 cm] long, arcuate to pendant inflorescence with ovate-cucullate bracts, that can carry up to 50 flowers and is a small growing epiphyte with marbled leaves, that needs shade, humidity and even watering year round. " Yes
Orchidaceae C. warner alba 'Cassandra' x warner alba 'Dr.McPeaks'

Brazil 2 clay pot, rocks big white. Jay's site says "A hot to warm growing epiphyte from Brazil that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, short, few flowered inflorescence subtended by a doulble sheath that has fragrant, highly color variable flowers. " Should be warneri. Repotted into 1 into 3 5/03. Yes
Orchidaceae Rhyncostylis retusa Foxtail Orchid
India (?) 1 basket Sold as from India, but Jay says "This is a cool to warm growing species that comes from Malaysia and Indonesia and blooms on an axillary, pendant, to 2' [60 cm]long, racemose, many flowered, cylyndrical inflorescence that occurs in the winter and early spring and requires even water and fertilizer year round. " Guy also said blooms April/May. Was from Jungle Orchids (the old people). Yes
Orchidaceae C. chocolate drop 'Lake View" x ann kimi-le 'Rising Son'


1 clay pot, rocks A sun bulb clone mom got at Home depot, had two in the pot. Yes
Orchidaceae Epi.



21 roughly half fof a flask I split into two pots for jen. (26 and 21)
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. antennatum

Austrailia, New Guinea 1 clay pot, rocks From Jay's site: ound in Australia, Papua and New Guinea and surrounding islands on high tree branches in coastal forest, mangrove swamps, savannah and rainforests at elevations below 800 meters, this small to large sized, hot growing species has erect, cylindrical, cane psuedobulbs swollen basally with coriaceous, narrowly oblong leaves, and a lax, to 10" [25 cm] long, 3 to 15 flowered inflorescence that may be stiff, horizontal or curved and arises from nodes near the end of a psuedobulb. They have longlasting, fragrant flowers that occur in the summer months. Even, year round humid conditions with bright light suit this plant fine.

Synonyms Callista antennata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium d'albertissi Rchb.f 1878
Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. not venosa


1 clay pot, rocks Mom got for me at Delray Affair. Yes
Orchidaceae C. schilleriana


1 clasy pot, rocks gift from mom from home depot. Seedling from sun bulb. Yes
Orchidaceae Ren. monachita
Hildos
1 Basket, rocks, full sun. Mom got this at the Fort Lauderdale Show. Photo from Jay's site, evidently the colors vary a bit. Mine like spotted red velvet. Yes
Orchidaceae Bulb. lindleyanum


1 On tree fern stick. Gift from mom, Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show, JEM Orchids. Think she paid $15. No
Orchidaceae C.
Helene 1

1 Clay pot, rocks. Small piece, roots rotten.
No
Orchidaceae Den.
Helene 1

0 Clay pot, rocks. Small piece, roots rotten, no leaves.
No
Orchidaceae Phal. luwrence x (taipei gold x deventeriana)


2 Clay pot, rocks. Got as a keki from mom. Split, half to coconut husk 10/04. Other half to husk 11/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
broken pot

1 clay pot, rocks. Is mom's broken pot probably -so I may have one already under a different name. Yes
Orchidaceae Ctna. jet set x Bro. Sanguinea


1 Clay pot, rocks. = mom's #86 No
Orchidaceae Den.
"publix special 50"

1 clay pot, rocks. Is #50 on mom's list. Yes
Orchidaceae C.
pretty pink

2 clay pot, rocks Split 1 to 3 3/04 Was a surprise. Was marked as "185", but definitely is a different plant. Maybe mom gave two that day?. Smallish pale pink and yellow flowers. Bad pic. Yes
Orchidaceae BC. morning glory


1 clay pot, rocks. A piece that had broken off mom's large plant Yes
Orchidaceae C.



2 Clay pot, rocks. Split 7/04. The plant looks like it is identical to warner alba 'Cassandra' x warner alba 'Dr.McPeaks, ' number 61, which I gave moim a piece of, and she thinks I gav her this one, have to wait till it blooms to be sure. Yes
Orchidaceae LC. gold digger = LC. Red gold x C. war paint Orchid Jungle
1 Clay pot, rocks. Is number 64(?) on mom's list. No
Orchidaceae BC. BC. Maikai (4N) x B. nodosa


1 Clay pot, rocks. Number 33 on mom's list. No
Orchidaceae Cym.
61

1 clay pot, rocks. number 61 on mom's list. No
Orchidaceae Cym.
60

1 clay pot, rocks. number 60 on mom's list. Yes
Orchidaceae BL. yellow bird


1 clay pot, rocks. Nearly died except for one small piece (scale) which was repotted 10/03. No
Orchidaceae C. aclandiea


1 clay pot, rocks. Not doing well, had scale, so put on stick 2/4/03. Jay's site says "A Brazilian dwarf epiphytic species found in rather dry areas near the coast at elevations of 100 to 400 meters on rough barked trees with seabreezes but little rain that blooms in the summer and fall on a short, terminal, inflorescence held within the developing leaves that carries 1 to 2, large in proportion to plant, fragrant flowers and is a hot to warm growing orchid. This plant definitely appreciates a dryer winter after which it will bloom in the spring and early summer and the new growth appears. This is one of the most light tolerant Cattleya and can withstand a bit of direct sun. No
Orchidaceae Onc.
helene1

1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Gorgona quinquenervis Gorgona amoratica, Five-Lined Gongora
Central America, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Trinidad 1 wire basket, rocks and sphagnum, half sunny in tree. fr the internet orchid species encyclopedia: Flying dragons, with a sweet scent, easy to grow in a teak basket. From Central America, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana and Trinidad as a large epiphyte in humid forests up to 1400 meters in elevation with ovoid-oblong to conical, deeply grroved and ridged pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, lanceolate, ligulate or elliptic obovate, acute, plicate, suberect, shortly petiolate leaves with undulate margins and has a 2' [60 cm]long, pendulous, usually dark red, loosely many, flowered inflorescence that blooms in late spring till fall with fragrant, inverted flowers. Sold as Gorgona amoratica. Redlands sale. O)ak hill. Yes
Orchidaceae Rodrigezia venusta

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil 0 basket, rocks small (pinkish?)flowers mostly eaten summer of 00. Jay's site says "A hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid that is found at elevations of 500 too 1800 meters in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. It has very fragrant flowers that occur on an axillary, pendant, to 7" 17.5 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring. " No
Orchidaceae Den. tora


1 stick. Got as a leafless broken cane. Died, replaced with another small sprouted kickoff piece 3/04. Plant 49 on mom's list. Yes
Orchidaceae Trichoglottis wenzelii (?) jen's viney small striped

1 stick. Viney, small single striped flowers. A piece of Jen's plant. Jay says of it on his site"This epiphytic species is found in the Philippines on the island of Leyte and is a hot growing monopodial orchid that blooms on a sessile, axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence that has the flower on the stem." ID'ed through this site, so may be wrong. My pic though. Yes
Orchidaceae Dgmra. winter wonderland
White Fairy
1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae EPC. el hatillo
Pinta
1 clay pot, rocks green/red No
Orchidaceae C.



1 clay pot, rocks looks a lot like C "pretty pink". Was very infested among roots with mealy bugs. Yes
Orchidaceae Stanhopea platyceras Blunt-Broad Horn Stanhopea
Colombia 1 wire basket, sphagnum, shady fr the internet orchid species encyclopedia: This is a large, cold to cool growing, epiphytic species from Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters with ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, longly petiolate, plicate leaves that has a pendulous, 2, [3 to 7?] flowered, long inflorescence subtended by large, chartaceous, oblong ovate bracts and giving rise to large, fragrant, waxy flowers. This species enjoys air circulation and wet humid conditions as well as deep shade. Jen got for me at redlands sale. Yes
Orchidaceae Psychopsis butterfly (papillo x sanderae), Butterfly Orchid

1 Stick, tree. Gift from Jen at the Deerfield Orchid show. ($15). Fr Jay's site concerning P papillo: " medium sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species with flat, round, bilaterally compressed, brown, wrinkled psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, dark green mottled with purple or red leaf found in Trinidad and northern South America in lower montane forests, where it produces single flowers from a 2 to 5 foot [60 to 120 cm] long, successive opening spike that has triangular bracts and can flower for years if left alone so do not cut them. I find that they prefer shady humid well watered conditions, but not to be kept too wet in the winter as the new growths will damp off with fungus." Yes
Orchidaceae Stanhopea tricornis Three-Horned Stanhopea
Colombia, Ecuador and Peru 1 Slab of wood with holes drilled in it. Gift from Jen at the Deerfield Orchid show. ($8). Fr Jay's site: "Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at 100 to 650 meters as a medium sized epiphyte that blooms on a short, racemose, 2 to more flowered inflorescence ." Jay says shady, the Miler's lady said bright, so will try in orchid house. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. johannis Johan's Dendrobium [John Gould Veitch, 1st orchid breeder] nigrescens NE Australia and Papua and New Guinea 1 put pot onto stick. In tree, half shady. fr the internet orchid species encyclopedia: This small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species that comes from NE Australia and Papua and New Guinea in and around rainforests and swamps with scarce winter rain and high light has densely clustered, brown, unevenly swollen pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 8, on the apical 25%, lanceolate, dark green, tough, thick leaves that are sharply pointed apically. The bloom season is mainly from spring through summer but a fall and winter secondary bloom is likely occuring on a 6 to 20" [15 to 50 cm] long, axillary, several to many [2 to 20] flowered, racemose inflorescence with waxy, glossy, fragrant [not so nice], longlasting flowers that arise from the nodes at the apex of leafy and leafless canes, if the plant is properly dried out through the winter months and given no fertilizer until spring growth is visible. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. tangerinum Tangerine Colored Dendrobium
New Guinea 1 stick. In tree, half shady. fr the internet orchid species encyclopedia: A large sized, hot growing epiphtye of the lowlands of New Guinea on small trees or cliff faces on rocks at elevations of 0 to 1250 meters that have erect, cane-like, basally slightly swollen stems carrying many, oblong-elliptic, leathery leaves at the upper half of the stem that blooms on a 14" to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, sheathed inflorescence with up to 20 flowers in nature and arising from the nodes near the apex of leafed canes with long-lasting flowers, occuring at any time of the year. A slight lessening of water and fertilizer through the winter months is beneficial. Resume water and fertilizer with the onset of new growth in the spring. Jen got 2 stuck together at the redlands show. Yes
Orchidaceae Grammatophyllum scriptum Written Grammatophyllum citrinium SE Asia and out to Papua and New Guinea 1 put the pot on large piece of wood. Sunny tree. fr the internet orchid species encyclopedia: A large to giant, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid, laterally compressed, pseudobulbs carrying 5 to 8 broad, coriaceous, linear-ligulate, dull green, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a basal, 4' [120 cm] long, erect to arching, many waxy flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that has imperfect flowers at the bottom few rows and many [100], waxy, color variable, heavy textured, campanulate flowers occuring in the late spring or summer. It can become a huge plant, and is from SE Asia and out to Papua and New Guinea and is found at elevations of sealevel to 100 meters always close to the coast, overhanging beaches, lagoons, and coconut plantations on tree trunls and branches and likes bright light. A trick for better presentation of the flower is to take the top petal and bend it backwards and relax the bow in the petal with your fingers until it looks open, allowing the flower to present itself fully wide open. Yes
Orchidaceae Myrmecophila tibicinis Flute Player's Schomburgkia
Mexico to Costa Rica and Colombia 1 on big wood slab, sun got at redlands from http://www.orquideastropicales.com/. From the internet orchid species encyclopedia: A giant sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte and sometimes lithophyte with several leaves that is found from Mexico to Costa Rica and Colombia in seasonally dry deciduous forests on trunks and larger branches often in full sun at elevations of 300 to 600 meters, it has huge, 18" [45 cm],hollow, sulcate, conic to cylindric psuedobulbs that are hollow and have a entrance at the base so that in the wild always has ants living in them. There are 2 to 5 apical, elliptic-ovate leaves. These plants bloom in March or April and can be grown with year round watering although it is better to give less through the winter. These plants must be mounted on a large wood mount as they do not like to be disturbed, and it does not take long for it to cover a branch. They have up to 15' [450 cm] long, erect, paniculate spikes with the successively opening, fragrant flowers in a cluster at the apex so thought must be put into space so the spikes don't get broken. It can be confused with M brysiana but differs in having larger magenta flower with a larger column while M brysiana has much smaller yellow flowers with shorter columns. Yes
Orchidaceae V. robert delight
Black
1 plastic basket, full sun A cheap plant in the bargan bin, kind of beat up. Yes
Orchidaceae Phrag pearcei

Ecuador (this one) also surrounding (see notes) 1 Clay pot, sphagnum, rocks. In a plastic dish with a bit of water. Shady. Use rainwater. From Jay's site: A medium sized, cool to warm growing, Peruvian, Colombian, Costa Rican and Ecuadorian terrestrial or lithophytic orchid often near rivers and on boulders within rivers, at elevations of 300-1100 meters. It has no psuedobulbs but it's growths are close together and have leaf fans made up of distichous, coriaceous, linear, pointed, curved 16" leaves that give rise to a terminal, stiff, erect and pubescent, 5 1/2" [14 cm] long, purple, successive opening, multiflowered inflorescence that occurs in the summer and has non fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Cypripedium caricinum Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1; * Cypripedium pearcei (Rchb. f.) hort. ex J.H. Veitch 1889; Paphiopedilum caricinum (Lindl. & Paxton) Pfitzer 1895; Phragmipedium caricinum (Lindl. & Paxton) Rolfe 1896; Phragmipedium ecuadorense Garay 1978; Phragmopedilum caricinum Rolfe ex Pfitzer 1903; Selenipedium longifolium Rchb.f 1854; Selenipedium caricinum (Lindl. & Paxton) Rchb. f. 1854; *Selenipedium pearcei Rchb. f. 1866
Yes
Orchidaceae Macodes petola Petiole Macodes
Sumatra to the Phillipines 1 clay pot, sphagnum, sand, and rocks. Shady. Seems to wilt easily in winter winds, at least the small plant does. From Jays site: Found from Sumatra to the Phillipines as an evergreen, small sized, warm to hot growing terrestrial with a fleshy creeping rhizome carrying to 8, spiralling in a loose whorl, elliptic to ovate, acute, fleshy, hairy appearing as velvet, dark bottle green with 5 longitudinal and many reticulate veins of gold leaves that are purple green underneath and having a clasped at the base, grooved petiole. The plant blooms with small, insignificant, non-resupinate flowers on an erect, terminal, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, inflorescence. Yes
Orchidaceae Epi. stanfordianum

Mexico to Venezuela 1 stick A division of a big pot mom had. Jay sez (also photo); ound from Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela, in seasonally dry forests on large branches at elevations of 20 to 800 meters, as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species with fusiform psuedobulbs with 3 to 4, elliptic-oblong leaves and is an erect epiphytic orchid, flowering in the winter, spring and summer and fall arising from the base of a newly formed, mature psuedobulb; one of a few species to do this in the Epidendrum; to 24" [60 cm] long, many flowered raceme or panicle of showy, long-lasting, fragrant flowers growing best mounted on wood with semi-shady conditions and needs a semi rest in the winter from water and fertilizer. This plant can become dormant after collecting and sit for 2 years before responding to cultivation.

Synonyms Auliza stamfordiana (Bateman) Brieger 1977; Epidendrum basilare Klotzsch; Epidendrum cycnostalix Rchb.f 1852; Epidendrum stamfordianum var. lawrenceanum hort. ex Stein 1892; Epidendrum stamfordianum var. leeanum Rchb. f. 1888; Epidendrum stamfordianum Batem. var parviflorum Regel 1856; Epidendrum stamfordianum var. pictum Lem. 1852;Epidendrum stamfordianum var. wallacei Rchb. f. 1887; Psilanthemum basilare (Klotzsch) Stein 1892
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. anceps Jen's feathery leaved orchid, The Double-Edged Dendrobium
Nepal, Burma 1 stick in tree Was a broken piece of jen's large plant. No roots so don't know if it will live. Strange feathery pendant stems with flat overlapping leaves, looks like a green feather. Tiny flowers. From Jay (also the pic): Found from Nepal east to the Tenasserim Mountains of Burma at an elevation of 300 to 1000 meters where it is a small to large sized, pendulous, hot to warm growing epiphyte with flattened, zigzag appearing stems carrying many, fleshy, deciduous, distichous, ovate-lanceolate, shrply pointed, folded tightly leaves that are held in a single plane and blooms in the summer and fall on a short, terminal and lateral, flowered inflorescence with small, single, fleshy, fragrant flowers arising from in between the leaf axils occuring anywhere along the stem but mostly at the apex. This species requires a cool, drier rest in the winter months and a cessation of fertilizer until new groiwth begins in the spring. It can be mounted on tree-fern or potted in a well draining medium.

Synonyms Aporum anceps Lindley 1830; Callista anceps (Sw.) Kuntze 1891; Ditulima anceps (Sw.) Raf. 1836
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
mom's petite stick 2

1 stick A different one than 308 Yes
Orchidaceae Ren. imschootiana

Assam, Laos and Vietnam 1 stick, sun. Not doing well so put in wooden basket with rocks and sphagnum 11/04. Maybe too much sun. Is about 1/2 sun now. Third try for this species. red species Renantheria. Jay's site says "Found in Assam, Laos and Vietnam as a cool to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the early summer on a 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, axillary, branched, loosely many flowered inflorescence with longlasting flowers." Pic from Jay's site. Had one small one from Miami show, but died after a few momths. Mom got this at the Fort Lauderdale Show. Yes
Orchidaceae Gorgona rufescens fox red gorgona
peru 1 clay pot, rocks.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. salaya minis x comp


1 Stick Got as back bulb and one leafless cane. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal. … tophei brother x(/) …B#1 yellow


1 clay pot, rocks, sphagnum. Put in tree.
No
Orchidaceae LC. gold digger
Orchid Jungle
1 clay pot, rocks Unlike my other gold digger this has a red lip I think. Yes
Orchidaceae C.



1 clay pot, rocks Looks suspiciously familiar to something else from mom, so may be a duplicate. Yes
Orchidaceae Zygo.



1 clay por, rocks, sphagnum, in tree looks a lot like zygo mackayeii. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
mom petite stick

1 stick One of three of mom's hanging stick type dendrobiums. This is the most petite plant of them. Yes
Orchidaceae Coryanthes hunteriana bucket orchid Gregorio
1 Basket, sphagnum and rocks, shady part of orchid house. Likes moisture according to net. Jay's website calls by a different name. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. gold star
Oarnge Royal
1 stick Mom had a plant in basket, the base died, but had several kekis all put on sticks. Yes
Orchidaceae Milt. spectabilis morelliana 'atro' Rubescens x Milt. spect. Morel


7 clay pot rocks. Put smaller pieces on sticks Mom had huge plant with two colors in pot, so ? If they are same cross. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. lorrie mortimer


2 1 clay pot, rocks, 1 on stick mom's number 02. Yes
Orchidaceae Iwanagaara appleblossom (Dial. Snowflake x BLC oarnge nugget)

2 1 clay pot, rocks, 1 stick Originaly mom got from H&R Nurseries. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.



1 stick May very well already have one. Yes
Orchidaceae Mormolyca ringens jen's, Rigid Mormolyca

1 1 clay pot, rocks, sphagnum has small vertical yellow striped with dark red flowers. Had 1 stick that died within a month (rot). Fr Jay's site :"From Mexico to Costa Rica, a warm to hot growing, small sized epiphyte found on trees in dense humid forests from sealevel to 1400 meters, with clustered, arising from a wiry rhizome, subrotund to ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by distichous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, linear-ligulate to narrowly lanceolate, acute to obtuse leaf that blooms on an erect, single flowered, 10" [24 cm] long inflorescence that has brown, scarious bracts and is longer or equal to the length of the leaves and occurs all spring and summer if well grown. Best planted in a wooden basket given moderate shade and watered well during growthand a lessening after maturity." Yes
Orchidaceae Miltassia charles m finch
Izumi
1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Chiloschista lunifera moon orchid
SE asia 1 was on wire screen. Put onto small driftwood when done blooming. Full sun w/ vandas. leafless. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. proud appeal
Charming
1 clay pot, rocks. Repotted march 2003. Repotted 3/04. Put on stick 7/04.
No
Orchidaceae C.
beck1

1 clay pot, rocks Clusters of yellow flowers, blooms a lot. Got two, gave one to mom. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
beck4

1 clay pot, rocks and sphagnum. Tococonut husk in tree 11/04. probably the same as 200 Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
beck3

1 clay pot, rocks and sphagnum
Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
beck2

1 clay pot, rocks and sphagnum bad pic. Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
beck1

2 clay pot, rocks. Repotted into 1 pot, 2 sticks on 7/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae L.
beck

3 clay pot, rocks maybe a Cat? Smallish yellow flowers w/ red markings on lip. Repotted into 3 on 3/19/2003. Yes
Orchidaceae Phal.
beck1

1 clay pot, rocks and sphagnum
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. cochliodes


1 clay pot, rocks tall, skinny plant, brownish flowers w, long crinkled petals Yes
Orchidaceae L. rubescens piano plant

1 stick got as small seedling. This was my first orchid species. Yes
Orchidaceae Mastigion appendiculatum Whip Orchid, sold as Bulbophylium putidum

1 plastic pot, sphagnum. Split in two and put on sticks 2/04/03. Fr Jay's site: "This species is similar to Mastigion putidum which has irregular lamellate palae, petals that are linear-oblong and a acute to subacuminate labellum, but M appendiculatum differs in the clavate cilia, narrowly triangular-lanceolate petals, and a roundish, obtuse labellum. This is a hot to cool growing epiphyte that requires light shade, good drainage and high humidity." Might also be Mastigion ornatissimum ( as this one blooms in winter), probably not mastigon putidum though - doesn't look like it to me. Jay says of M. putidum "This species is often mislabeled and sold as Bulbophyllum fascinator and many times plants labeled as Bulbophyllum putidum is actually Mastigion appendiculatum." Yes
Orchidaceae Den. aggregatum mom's golden. = lindleyi or jenkensiii (has fewer flowers than lindleyi)

1 stick fragrant spray of golden flowewrs. Jay's site says of jenkinseii"This species is almost always tagged by growers as D. aggregatum and accepted by the Sanders hybrid list as such, has now been changed, and for 25 cents we can dial that name directly for you. This spring bloomer from SE Asia needs a dry winter, full sun, rest. Best mounted on tree fern plaque. It blooms in the early spring on a short to 6", pendant, 1 to 2 flowered racemes that arise from near the base of the leafed psudobulb. This species is often confused with D. lindleyii but thisa species has a few flowered inflorescence while the other has many flowers. ". This was sold as aggregatum. Yes
Orchidaceae C.
mom's red

1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. BC donna kamseria x LC prophary


1 clay pot, rocks. Split 1 into 2 on 3/04. white, very fragrant No
Orchidaceae Den.
beck3

1 1 clay pot, rocks1
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
Stephen's 2

1 Clay pot, rocks wood stick - may be 2 species or more - none had tags Yes
Orchidaceae Onc. sphacelatum


1 stick part of a huge clump - mom has most. big sprays of small yellow W/ brown flowers Yes
Orchidaceae Ascda. motes tangelo


1 empty basket
Yes
Orchidaceae V. merilli 'Typei' x merilli 'Black Bueaty'


1 empty basket
Yes
Orchidaceae Perr. motes lepracaun


1 empty basket lime green - yellow flowers w/ very dark purple lip, small Yes
Orchidaceae Neo. ? bill's

1 empty basket small orange flowers, very fragrant Yes
Orchidaceae Den. pulchellium (?) mom's pretty

1 basket, rocks peachy flowes w/ fuzzy dark purple throat. Mom lost tag, but the name sounds right, look right except maybe for color. She got this from Alberts and merkle brothers, and they had several colors. Jay's site says " Found from India to SE Asia at elevations of 230 to 2200 meters as a hot to cool growing epiphyte in open deciduous forests where it blooms from late winter to fall on a drooping, .8 to 5" [2 to 30 cm] long inflorescence which are borne laterally from nodes near the apex of les=afed and leafless canes and have long-lasting, fragrant flowers ". Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
Stephen's 1

3 Clay pot, rocks. Put pieces on stick 7/04. one of these is Den. Sakura Yes
Orchidaceae Onc.
helene2

1 clay pot, rocks May be same as 357 Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
Stephen's 3

1 wood pole looks same as 171 Yes
Orchidaceae Miltassia olmec
kano
2 Clay pot, rocks. Split into 2 plus one pot of back bulbs 3/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Cycnoches chlorochilon
Green Giant
1 clay pot, rocks & sphagnum. Root rot winter 03/04. Put onto totem and si putting out 2 sprouts 3/04.
No
Orchidaceae BLC. segundina vizcarra
Hawaii
1 clay pot, rocks should be white w/ red Yes
Orchidaceae Bepi. phoenix
Kona
1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
beck2

1 clay pot, rocks split on 3/19/2003. Yes
Orchidaceae V. adisak x bang sai queen 'Blue'


1 basket, rocks should be blue Yes
Orchidaceae Asconopsis Irene Dobkins 'Elmhurst'


0 plastic pot, sphagnum like a little brown phal No
Orchidaceae C.
beck2

1 clay pot, rocks. Put almost dead piece (scale) on stick 7/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. himezakura
sanokku
1 stick. First piece died. Got another from mom 6/03, , put in shadier place. Yes
Orchidaceae Den. comp w/rl rainbow


1 clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
noidea

1 Stick. Started as 2 leafless kikis. #17 on mom's list Yes
Orchidaceae B. nodosa

Mexico to Venezuela 1 stick w/ ant plant Jay's species site says "I collected this plant in Honda, Colombia in July of 1995 and mounted it on wood, given moderate shade and high humidity and it's first bloom opened 6/7/97. It has a nice, citrus fragrance at night and the flowers are close to 4" across and occur in the spring and summer but are possible at any time on a 8" [20 cm] long, bracteate inflorescence that arises on a newly maturing psuedobulb that carries a single, long, terete leaf that carries up to 6 flowers. They are found from Mexico to Venezuela and then to Brazil from sea level to about 500 meters as epiphytes or lithophytes and can be quite salt tolerant. I have found them growing on the roots of mangroves in Cozumel, Mexico. ' Yes
Orchidaceae Epi. pretty princess
Tropical Yellow
1 Stick.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den.
yellow

1 Stick. Started as small leafless kikis. Number 26 on Mom's list. She claims it has yellow flowers. Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. malwouth??


1 Clay pot, rocks.
Yes
Orchidaceae Den. pendulum


1 2 pieces of broken stem tied to tree fern slab. Died back spring 04, put remnants on coconut husk 7/04. Knobby stem. Clusters of white/purple/yellow(on lip) flowers along stem. Jays "Found in SE Asia as a hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte in full sun at elevations of 760 to 1600 meters where it blooms on an axillary, short, few flowered inflorescence that arise from the upper nodes on new leafed and old leafless canes with fragrant, long-lasting flowers occuring in the fall through spring but mostly in the late winter and early spring." Pic also from Jay's species website. Yes
Orchidaceae Ren. imshootiana

Assam, Laos and Vietnam 1 basket, rocks red species Renantheria. Jay's site says "Found in Assam, Laos and Vietnam as a cool to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the early summer on a 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, axillary, branched, loosely many flowered inflorescence with longlasting flowers." Pic from Jay's site. Had one small one from Miami show, but died after a few momths. Mom got this at the Fort Lauderdale Show. No
Orchidaceae Den. unicum

Thailand 1 Stick. Very small plant, peculiar orange flower. Jay sez of it on his site "A nice miniature plant that likes to be wood mounted and needs warm conditions through the summer growth season but cool to warm and drier in the winter and spring when it blooms on axillary, short [1 to 2"], raceme that arises from near and at the apex of leafed and leafless canes with up to 4 fragrant flowers." Jay's pic. Yes
Orchidaceae Polyrrhiza lindenii ghost orchid alt genus = Polyradicon Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba 1 stick. Likes humid, shady, good air, not much fertilizer or salts in water. Supposedly good for terrariums. leafless, green/white flower, Florida Native. Jay's site days "This south Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba, hot to cool growing native is found in deep swamp forest. The orchid pictured is in the Fakahatchee strand in the northern Everglades. Good hunting Stephen! They are small leafless epiphytes and their roots have chloroplasts to create the chlorophyl that the plant needs to survive, this function is normally taken care of by the leaves which in this genus are missing and it blooms on a spreading arcuate, 2 1/2 to 9" [6 to 22cm] long inflorescence with scarious bracts and fragrant, 1 to 10 successively opening flowers all arising from the center of the stem that occurs in the early summer. This is a rare and rarely seen plant that is not offered often for the cultivator of orchids. " Pic from Jay's site. Yes
Orchidaceae Ludisia discolor jewel orchid

1 clay pot, peat red brown satiny leaves w/ thin gold stripes, white flowers Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. chunyean


1 Clay pot, rocks
Yes
Orchidaceae BLC. golden tang
Daffy
4 Clay pot, rocks. Split into 4 pots on 7/04.
Yes
Orchidaceae Rhyncostylis gigantea Red Foxtail Orchid 'Red' Indochina 1 basket, bark, rocks, sun very dark purple foxtail orchid. Jay's site says :"This species occurs on the Indochinese peninsula as a monopodial, warm to hot growing, vandanaceous epiphyte. The axillary, arcuate, to 15" [37 cm] long, racemose inflorescence, which appear in autumn and winter, have sweetly fragrant blooms that last for about two weeks. They need ample bright light and even watering and fertilizer through out the year. " Gift from Jen. Yes
Piperaceae Peperomia
ice plant

2 soil, plastic pot, mostly shade
Yes
Poaceae Phalaris sp. AQ1 Reed Canary Grass Italian Strain

2 Plastic pots, sun. to 5 ft. Dogs seem to like to nibble on. Has stayed sort of puny in pot. Plants put in ground haven't done well. One died, the other struggling. Seems to be putting out a flush of growth in 11/04. Yes
Poaceae Cymbopogon nardus lemongrass, ?syn. CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS

12 soil plastic pots (10), 2 in ground. Self sows like crazy in my other potted plants. From Tropiclab : Common name: lemon grass, fever grass, sereh, citroengras, te limon, zacate limon.
Family: poaceae (gramineae).
Lemon grass is an aromatic tropical grass with clumped, bulbous stems that ultimately become leaf blades.
Lemon grass is in the same grass family as citronella and palmarosa; it has a lemon flavor.
It has a branched cluster of stalked flowers and grows in clumps up to 6' tall; when crushed the fragrance resembles the scent of lemon.
Lemon grass oil is a yellow - or amber liquid that is antiseptic; it can be used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedia).
The stem and leaves are used for cooking in the Asian kitchen in Suriname.
It is also used as an insect repellent and a carminative.
Another source is the use of cymbopogon citratus in the cosmetic industry, s.a. in soap - and hair care products.

In Suriname's traditional medicine, lemon grass is used against coughing, cuts, asthma, bladder disorders and as a diaphoretic. Also used to relieve headaches.

Hardiness: USDA zone 9B - 11.
Propagation: by division of clumps.
Culture: full sun / light shade, moist loam soil with organic matter. Plant in frost free spots. Ph of the soil: 4.3 - 8.4.
Yes
Polypodiaceae Polypodium aureum (?) Golden fern, Hare's foot fern
Florida, Brazil, Austrailia 4 In plastic pots. I think this is the Native Golden fern. These started in other pots. Put a few in ficus trees, or in ground by bromeliads. Yes
Polypodiaceae Davallia trichomanoides rabbit's foot fern
Malaya 1 sphagnum, wire basket, mostly shade. almost dead when I got it. Genus is Davillia, may be other than trichomanoides. Yes
Polypodiaceae Platycerium bifurcatum (?) staghorn fern

1 hanging on bricks, sphagnum
Yes
Polypodiaceae Nephrolepis exaltata boston fern, sword fern
Florida, Brazil, Africa, Asia, Austrailia 7 plastic pots, dirt and in ground. Original from Jakes nebighor, then voulunteers from repotted cacti. Some (all?) might be N cordifolia, which jas tubers and black stems. I had hanging basket of N cordifolia, now dead. Haven't dug up the big original pot of these to check for tubers, but stems are brown. Yes
Polypodiaceae Platycerium superbum


1 mounted on wood slat thingy. Shady tree.
Yes
Psilotaceae Psilotum nudum whisk broom fern

2 numerous plants growing in other potted plants. More difficult to start intentionaly. Primitive, no roots or leaves. Yes
Pteridaceae Acrostichum danaeifolium Leather Fern, Giant Leather Fern
Florida 2 Grow fine in plastic pots and shady. These are the big ( 6+ foot) native swamp fern that started in other pots wild. Am trying (11/17/04) to start some intentionaly in a zip lock. Yes
Rosaceae Rosa
miniature roses

0 soil, plastic pots
No
Rosaceae Rosa
mom good grower rose

2 plastic pot, sun Got as a rooted branch from the huge fragrant sprawling rose plant in Mom's yard. Then started another from cutting. Yes
Rubiaceae Myrmecodia echinata ant plant

1 stick
Yes
Rubiaceae Psychotria viridis Chacruna

6
took 2 leaf cuttings soon after purchase, about 5 a month or so later. More 6/04. One put in the ground under ficus 6/04. From web: "shade to part shade, to 14 feet." Has nice red berries in Oct/Nov. Largest plant is putting out suckers. Yes
Sariciniaceae Saricinea moreana


3 plastic pot, peat
Yes
Sariciniaceae Saricinea minor


2 plastic pot, sand, peat mom's friend collected in Okeechobee. Some started form seed, but took at least 6 months to sprout. Yes
Solanaceae Brugmansia versicolor


9 soil, plastic pot white turning salmon flowers, doesn't seem to like summer heat Yes
Solanaceae Brugmansia sanguinia Red Brugmansia

0 Got as 10 seeds. According to seller: These unusual plants are very hard to find. If you collect Brugmansia you've got to have this
one!! They can grow up to 20 ft tall outside and poduce profusions of 12-18 in blooms!! This incredibly fast growing plant is easy to grow inside if you don't live in a tropical climate.
No
Solanaceae Brugmansia versicolor white Brugmansia white
2
Was in the bargan bin. Yes
Solanaceae Capsicum anannuum scotch bonnet pepper

1 soil, plastic pot
Yes
Solanaceae Brugmansia
yellow

1 Soil, plastic pot. Got as rooted cutting, no pot, form Boynton Garden Club booth Yes
Solanaceae Cyphomandra betaceae Tree Tomato

1 Planted in small pots, kind of a sandy mix, covered with layer of sand. Seeds kept getting uncovered and had trouble rooting. Two, both in same pot made it.
Yes
Solanaceae Brugmansia x versicolor


0 big pot, dirt, sun very similar to versicolor, but flowers wider, shorter No
Solanaceae Brugmansia candida
shredded white Mexico 1 Soil, plastic pot. According to seller: Just a little different, this cultivar gives the gardener yet one more possibility in flower form from this amazing genus. Discovered in Mexico by Bruce Pearson, who found it as a chance seedling along the roadside. The 6" blooms are comprised of clusters of loosely-bunched petals. Botanically, they are double flowers in which the petals twist and turn, creating a bloom of distinction. A Brugmansia Candida cultivar, the pendulous flowers have a rich night fragrance and the same propensity to flower easily. Hardy Zone 8 and higher. Full sun, grows to 3-6' in container, minimum temperature 35° for indoor container culture, blooms in spring, summer and fall. Yes
Solanaceae Capsicum anannuum habenero pepper

1 soil, plastic pot from seeds from peppers in produce section Yes
Verbenaceae Clerodendrum
Glory Bower

1 soil, plastic pot.
Yes
Zingiberaceae Alpinia galangal Galangal
Indonesia 5 Grows fairly fast. Put 2 clumps in ground here. From web "This is stimulant, diuretic, and anti-rheumatic. It is one of the commonly "unidentifiable" ingredients in many dishes from Southeast Asia and India. From the same botanical family as ginger, the root adds a pungent and spicy flavor to foods. The oil is valued in perfumery. Arabs have used it to increase the "fieriness" of the horses' dispostions. In India, it has been used as an aphrodisiac and to cure impotence. Keep above 50 degrees F. Partial to full sun, 5 ft." and from Tropiclabs: "Synonym: languas galanga.
Common name: siamese ginger, siamese galanga, java galangal, greater galangal, el galangal, el adkham, hang dou kou, stor kalanga, galanga, galanga de l'inde, laos, galgant, kulanjan, naukyo, lenkuas, galanga maior, kha, ka, riêng, großer galgant, herbe indienne, da liang jiang, grand galanga,galanga majeur.
Family: zingiberaceae.
A tropical plant with a ginger-flavor rhizome, that is very popular in the Eastern - and Caribbean kitchen alike.
The galanga is an aromatic perennial growing up to 7' tall.
The leaves are lanceolate while the flowers are small greenish-white.The fruit is orange-red.
Originally from Java in Indonesia, it is growing abundantly in Suriname.

Phytochemicals: the creamy white rhizomes contain a volatile essential oil quite similar to that of the ginger.
The chemical constituents of this oil are methyl cinnamate, cincole, camphor and d-pinene.
Present are also: phoblaphenes, starch, sulphates and chlorides.

The greater galanga has medicinal applications; the rhizome is used against rheumatism, bronchial catarrh, bad breath, and ulcers whooping colds in children, throat infections, to control incontinence, fever and dyspepsia.

Pharmacology: the essential oil is active again gram positive - and gram negative micro organisms.
Bronchospasm induced by pilocarpine is counteracted by small doses of a tincture of galanga.
The seeds have anti-ulcer activity.

Hardiness: USDA zone 8 B - 11.
Propagation: rhizomes.
Culture: full sun / shade, good water drainage and moist soil.
Plant in frost free areas; can also be grown in the greenhouse.
High humidity is preferred."
Yes
Zingiberaceae Alpinia speciosa shell ginger

1 in ground, shade moist Keep forgetting to record flower dates, but does definitely bloom in summer. Maybe spring too, and…. Plants now (11/04) about 7 feet tall. Yes
Zingiberaceae Hedychium coronatum white butterfly ginger
E Asia 1 In ground, shady.
Yes

 

 


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