Agarwood

AgarwoodAqualaria crassna (Thymelaeaceae) Characteristics Aquilaria trees are big trees, evergreen trees, that grows to 30 m tall, trunk diameter from 0.6 to 0.8 m. The color of bark is gray-brown, cracks along the rolling, can be easily removed and stripped down from the root up. The trunk grow crooked, sparse canopy. Leaves ovate oblong or…

Teak

TeakTectona grandis (Lamiaceae) Characteristics Teak trees can usually grow to a very impressive size, and they can grow uninterrupted in some cases for over 1000 years. Tree Size – 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall Trunk diameter – 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) Janka Hardness – 1,070 lbf (4,740 N) Average Dried Weight – 41 lbs/ft3 (655…

Indian Sandalwood

Indian SandalwoodSantalum album (Santalaceae) Characteristics Indeed, the scent of its wood seems to be more intense the dryer and poorer the soil it grows in. Its leaves are large and leathery, somewhat like laurel leaves. Its unscented flowers usually have four petals which on opening look yellow but gradually take on a deep red colour.…

Shampoo ginger

Shampoo gingerZingiber zerumbet (Zingimberaceae) Characteristics Shampoo Ginger is a tall erect, herbaceous plant with pseudo stems growing in clumps. The height of the plant is up to 0.6–2 m tall and is normally found growing in rain forests, thickets, beaches, mangroves, wet roadsides, stream and river banks, shaded forest areas, forest margins, brushwood, mixed forests,…

Taro

TaroColocasia esculenta (Araceae) Characteristics Talas or taro (Colocasia esculenta) is a plant species in Araceae, 0.4 to 1.5 m high, has no stem and is not woody, waxy leaves, important tuber producers where corm that grows underground is a source of carbohydrates and cultivated since ancient times. Distribution Colocasia esculenta is thought to be native…

Golden Shower

Golden ShowerCassia cf. fistula (Fabaceae) Characteristics The golden shower tree is a medium-sized tree, growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall with fast growth. The leaves are deciduous, 15–60 cm (5.9–23.6 in) long, and pinnate with three to eight pairs of leaflets, each leaflet 7–21 cm (2.8–8.3 in) long and 4–9 cm (1.6–3.5 in) broad.…

Crape jasmine

Crape jasmineTabernaemontana divaricata (Apocynaceae) Characteristics The plant generally grows to a height of 5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) and is dichotomously branched. The large shiny leaves are deep green and about 6 inches (15 cm) in length and 2 inches (5.1 cm) in width. The waxy blossoms are found in small clusters on the stem tips.…

Simpleleaf chastetree

Simpleleaf chastetreeVitex trifolia (Lamiaceae) Characteristics Vitex trifolia is a large coastal shrub or small tree, less than 5 m in height with the stems covered by soft hairs (tomentose). The leaves are oppositely arranged along the stems and are usually compound, composed of 3 linear leaflets which range between 1 –12 cm in length. The…

Ruellias

RuelliasRuellia sp. (Acanthaceae) Characteristics Distribution Natural Medicine Properties No known. Did you know? Further reading: Here Literature World Flora Online WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families A working list of all plant species www.worldfloraonline.org www.wcsp.science.kew.org www.theplantlist.org

Beach cabbage

Beach cabbageScaevola taccada (Goodeniaceae) Characteristics Distribution Natural Medicine Properties No known. Did you know?   Further reading: Here Literature World Flora Online WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families A working list of all plant species www.worldfloraonline.org www.wcsp.science.kew.org www.theplantlist.org