|Caribbean Agave, Agave angustifolia "Marginata"|
One section of the garden was devoted to an assortment of Bromelias. There was also a Cinnamon tree which was in flower and even has one ripe berry. This was fortuitous as I had not yet obtained any photographs of the flowers or fruit of a Cinnamon tree.
|Flowers of the Cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum|
|Ripe fruit of Cinnamon tree, Cinnamomum verum|
|Pink Torch Ginger, Etlingera elatior|
Duranta erecta. I was not sure because the flowers look quite different from the ones I have although I must admit that that is in relation to the colour only but when I saw a few orange berries I was sure it was related. Then after I did some research I was surprised to find that it was most probably a cultivar of Duranta erecta rather than a separate species in the Duranta genus.
|Vanya Taulealo's Skyflower, Duranta erecta "Sapphire Showers"|
Among its cultivars are 'Alba', 'Aurea', 'Aussie Gold', 'Gold Mound', 'Geisha Girl', 'Sapphire Showers', and 'Variegata'. I think that the variety that Vanya has is "Sapphire Showers".
|Showy Asian Grapes, Medinilla speciosa|
Binomial Name: Agave angustifloraCommon names: Caribbean Agave(English); choka baïonnette (French - Réunion).
Taxonomy: Order: Asparagales – Family: Asparagaceae – Subfamily: Agavoideae – Genus: Agave – Species: Agave angustifolia
Binomial Name: Cinnamomum verumCommon names: True Cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, Sri Lanka cinnamon (English); cannelier, cannelier de Ceylan (French); árbol de la canela (Spanish); cannella, cinnamomo (Italian); Ceylon-Zimtbaum, Echter Zimtbaum (German); Kulit kayu manis (Bahasa Indonesian); Tinamoni (Samoan)
Taxonomy: Order: Laurales – Family Lauraceae – Genus: Cinnamomum – Species: Cinnamomum vera
Binomial Name: Etlingera elatiorCommon names: Torch Ginger, Ginger Flower, Red Ginger Lily, Torch Lily, Wild Ginger, Combrang, Bunga Kantan, Philippine Wax Flower, Xiang Bao Jiaing, Indonesian Tall Ginger (English); Boca de Dragón, Rose de Porcelaine (French); bastón de emperador (Spanish); Rosa-de-porcelana (Portugese); Kecombrang, kantan, honje (Bahasa Indonesian)
Taxonomy: Order:Zingiberales – Family Gingiberaceae– Genus: Etlingera– Species: Etlingera elatior
Binomial Name: Rhododendron zoelleriCommon names: Rhododendron zoelleri (English) Name (Language)
Taxonomy: Order: Ericales – Family: Ericaceae – Genus: Rhododendron - Species: Rhododendron zoelleri
Binomial Name: Duranta erectaCommon names: Golden Dewdrop, Pigeon Berry, Skyflower (English); Mavaetangi (Tongan); vanillier de Cayenne (French); Xcambocoché (Nahuatl); Sinyo nakal (Bahasa Indonesian)
Taxonomy: Order: Lamiales – Family: Verbenaceae – Genus: Duranta – Duranta erecta
Binomial Name: Medinilla speciosaCommon names: Showy Asian Grapes (English) Name (Language)
Taxonomy: Order: Myrtales – Family: Melastomataceae – Genus: Medinilla – Species: Medinilla speciosa
Isabelle from New Caledonia: Identification of Rhododendron zoelleri.
Nynette Sass: Identifying the Agave angustifolia (Caribbean Agave) as being a Sisal type plant and speeding up it's identification.
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