A small, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub or tree that normally grows to 2 to 5 m tall but is capable of growing up to 10 m in optimal environmental condition. Canopy is open and crown base is low. St...


Madagascar periwinkle

One of the major medical breakthroughs of the last century utilises compounds derived from a popular ornamental plant found in gardens and homes across the world, the Madagascar periwinkle. It is a...


Asian spiderflower

The Asian spiderflower or tick weed is an annual herb, up to a meter high. It belongs to family Capparidaceae. This weed can be found through out Maldives. Cleome viscosa is easy to identify w...


Cypress vine

It is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, twining vine growing 3–10 feet (0.91–3.05 m) tall. The leaves are 1–4 inches (25–102 mm) long, deeply lobed (nearly pinnate), with ...


Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

S. jamaicensis plant has a smooth, dark green coloured stem, which turns woody towards the base of the stem [9]. S. jamaicensis normally reproduces flowers in mix of bluish and pinkish colours or c...


Abutilon indicum

Country mallow is an erect, many branched, usually perennial plant with stems up to about 2 metres tall that become rather woody, especially at the base, and persist for a number of years. Sometime...


Giant taro

Giant taro is a coarse, erect, monoecious, rhizomatous and evergreen plant which grows to about 5 m high with large, sagittate, rosette leaves measuring upto 0.9-1.8 m long and 0.6-1.2 m wide. The ...


Golden Dewdrop

Distinguishing Features

  • a slightly spiny upright shrub with drooping branches.

  • its oppositely arranged leaves are sometimes toothed towards their tip...


Lime Berry

Growth Form:

Typically a shrub up to 3 m tall, but sometimes forms a small tree.


Compound leaves are composed of 3 elliptic leaflets with the terminal leaflet twice as la...


Jungle geranium

It is a low-growing tropical shrub notable for its bright coloured flowers which are composed of many small blooms massed together into dense, flat-topped flower heads. It is one of the few Ix...