Robert Lee Riffle's Tropical Garden

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(132) Stephanotis floribunda (Madagascar jasmine) fruit, Arecastrum romanzoffiana (queen palm) trunk

(133) Piper auritum (root beer plant), Manihot carthaginensis (hardy tapioca tree)

(134) Jatropha gossypifolia (bellyache tree), olocasia esculentum (taro), Alpinia zerumbet (shell ginger), Carica papaya (papaya), Musa x paradisiaca (horse banana), Phoenix roebelenii (pygmy date palm)

(135) Roystonea oleracea (royal palm), Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm), Ficus microcarpa (Chinese banyan), Colocasia antiquorum, Syagrus romanzoffiana (synonym: Arecastrum), Bauhinia punctata (synonym: B. galpinii, red orchid tree), Ravenea rivularis (majesty palm)

(136) Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (king palm), Phoenix roebelenii (pygmy date palm), Dypsis lutescens (synonym: Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, areca palm), Ficus microcarpa (Chinese banyan), Syagrus romanzoffiana (synonym: Arecastrum, queen palm), Roystonea oleracea (royal palm), Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm), with favorite furry friend

(137) Manihot carthaginensis (hardy tapioca tree)

(138) Alton Marshall - Curcuma petiolata (hidden ginger) inflorescences with still rolled leaves, Xanthosoma violaceum (blue taro) leaves emerging from a freezing winter

(139) Alton Marshall - Bauhinia forficata (white orchid tree)


(140) Alton Marshall - Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree)

The Tropical Look

(195) Musa x paradisiaca (horse banana), Manihot carthaginensis (hardy tapioca tree), Tetrapanax papyrifera (Chinese ricepaper plant), Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm)

(196) part of the giant inflorescence of Tetrapanax papyrifera (chinese ricepaper plant)

(197) Alton Marshall - Heliconia schiedeana, one of the very few root hardy H. species

(198) Alton Marshall - Passiflora vitifolia (red passionflower)

(199) Alton Marshall - Petrea volubilis (sandpaper vine / queen's wreath / purple wreath / bluebird vine)

(200) Bambusa multiplex (synonym: B. glaucescens, hedge bamboo)

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