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Image of Elaeocarpus angustifolius photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Marbletree, Narrow-leaved Quandong)

Fringed white flowers with a sweet scent and bright cobalt blue fruits make lily-of-the-valley tree an unusual and magnificent tropical tree. Evergreen and tall growing with a pale gray bark, it is a native of the rainforests of extreme northeastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. The waxy leaves are a rich green in color, narrowly oval with tiny teeth on the margins. In mid to late spring, the branches are filled with horizontal or pendent spikes of white, bell-shaped flowers with deeply...

Image of Encephalartos manikensis photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Gorongowe Cycad, Rhodesian Cycad)

Impressively elegant in stature, the frond-like leaves of Encephalartos manikensis are stiff and gently arching, with medium green leaflets. Native to rocky hillsides in the highlands of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, this slow growing cycad has a trunk-like, rounded stem that will slowly reach waist height.

At the top of the Gorongowe cycad's stem is a circular rosette of long dark green leaves. Each leaf frond is ornately lined with medium to dark green slightly prickly leaflets. The leaflets...

Image of Encephalartos senticosus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Lebombo Cycad, Xhosa)

Resembling a miniature date palm in appearance, the spiny, frond-like leaves of Encephalartos senticosus are stiff and upright, with dark green leaflets. Native to rocky slopes and cliffs in the Lebombo Range in northeastern South Africa, this slow growing cycad has a trunk-like, very thick stem that will slowly reach head-height.

At the top of the Lebombo cycad's stem is a circular rosette of long dark green leaves. Each leaf frond is ornately lined with medium to dark green leaflets...

Image of Encephalartos trispinosus photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Bushman's River Cycad)

Bushman's River cycad forms a suckering clump of plants over several decades. The stiff, frond-like leaves are gray to blue-gray and teem with numerous sharp leaflets and lobes. Native to the hot, sunny scrub and rocky ridges of the Eastern Cape of South Africa, this very slow growing clumping cycad is considered one of the most ornamental and cold-hardy of the African cycads.

The low, stem-like stump of this cycad holds five to seven leaves. Very old plants may be a multi-stumped clump. Each...

Image of Encephalartos woodii photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Wood's Cycad)

The numerous frond-like leaves of Encephalartos woodii are stiff and held outward and upright, with dark glossy green leaflets held on arching stems. Native to open, forested hillsides in South Africa, this relatively fast-growing, vigorous cycad often suckers at its base, producing a clump with great age. This species was discovered in 1895, and no female plants have ever been located.

The trunk-like stem of Wood's cycad is tan and thick, flaring out at the base when this tree-like...

Image of Encyclia hanburyi photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Encyclia, Orchid)

Whether grown in the ground or upon a tree branch or rock wall, Hanbury's encyclia orchid is no less than extravagant from late winter into early summer with a tall flower spike of many rosy tan to mauve blossoms. A terrestrial (ground-growing) tender orchid from the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala, it can be found in clumps in the dappled shade of pine woodlands there. It also can grow as an epiphytic (growing upon another plant such as a tree) or wedged between rocks on a cliff.

This clumping...

Image of Ensete ventricosum photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Abyssinian Banana)

Abyssinian banana is closely related to the edible banana we are all familiar with; however, the fruits of this species are dry and unpalatable. It is native to Ethiopia in east central Africa. Abyssinian banana has paddle-shaped leaves that can be tremendously large and long arising from a a central crown. The stem midribs are red underneath. The plant dies back to the root base after blooming which usually occurs two to five years after planting.

Abyssinian banana requires a rich fertile soil...

Image of Ensete ventricosum

James Burghardt

(Abyssinian banana, Maurel's Abyssinian Banana, Red-leaved Banana)

Abyssinian banana is closely related to the edible banana we are all familiar with; however, the fruits of this species are dry and unpalatable. Abyssinian banana has paddle-shaped leaves up to 20 feet long arising from a a central crown. The mid-ribs of the stems are red underneath. The plant dies back to the crown after blooming which usually occurs two to five years after planting.

Maurelii Abyssinian banana has red tinged leaves above and dark red leaf stalks.

Image of Epidendrum ciliare photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Epidendrum, Fringed Star Orchid)

This small evergreen orchid bears fragrant apple green and white flowers in winter and early spring. An epiphyte, it grows on tree branches in warm wet upland forests from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil. It also sometimes occurs on rock outcroppings.

The oval, leathery leaves of this tropical orchid are held atop club-shaped, slightly flattened, stem-like "pseudobulbs." Plants produce new pseudobulbs in spring. In fall or winter, first-year pseudobulbs produce terminal clusters of two to...

Image of Epipremnum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Pothos)

Epipremnum is a genus of plants mostly from Asia. It is a member of the Aroid family. Most of the species are vigorous vines which climb high into trees, on other supports or across the ground. The leaves when young or juvenile are small, usually heart-shaped with long petioles or leaf stems. The color of the leaves may be variously green or splotched, streaked or variegated with yellow, gold or white. Mature leaves can be very large oval to heart-shaped and either entire or cleft along the margins....