The Plants of Hidden Garden Botanical Database

Hidden Garden has been collecting plants since 2002. Since that time we have been trying to find the “correct” names for the plants and document their uses. We have done our best to make the information in our botanical database accurate, but it is always best to check a few different sources if you want to be sure.

Please keep in mind that common names can easily cause confusion. If you hear about a plant named Zorillo, in our garden in may be one of three plants with that name. Also, there are many plants which look alike but are unrelated and then there are plants which are closely related but one is food (a potato) and one is poison (trumpet flower).

Many of our plants are becoming more rare in their natural habitats and in home gardens. If you would like to donate to our botanical conservation program, your donation will be used to plant more endangered plants and to provide local people with free seedlings to take home to plant.

 

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Scientific
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Family
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Area
Nopalea cochenillifera 1 CACTACEAE Tuna Cochineal Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia cochenillifer
Mimosa pudica 2 FABACEAE Dormilona Shame a’maca Sensitive Plant BMC
Sphagneticola trilobata 3 ASTERACEAE Mano de Conejo Marygold Rabbits Paw Sunflower, Wedelia BMC
Peperomia pellucida 4 PIPERACEAE Lengua de Sapo Man to Man BMC
Citrus aurantifolia 5 RUTACEAE Mandarina Agria Lime Key Lime Sour Lemon BMC
Citrus limetta 6 RUTACEAE Limon Dulce Sweet Lime
Cymbopogon citratus 7 POACEAE Zacate Limon Fever Grass Lemon Grass BMC
Persea americana 8 LAURACEAE Aguacate Pear Avocado Ahuacatl BMC
Vetiveria zizanioides 9 VERBENACEAE (POACEAE) Zacate Violeta Vetiver BMC
Tradescantia zebrina 10 COMMELlNACEAE Cucaracha Wandering Jew Spiderwort
Aloe Vera 11 ASPHODELACEAE Sabila Sinkle Bible Aloe Single Bible BMC
Desmodium spp. 12 FABACEAE Amor Seco, Pega Pega Strong Back BMC
Líppia alba 13 VERBENACEAE Juanilama Cat Mint Mastranto BMC
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 14 MALVACEAE Amapola Shoe black Hibiscus BMC
Triumfetta lapula 15 TILlACEAE Mozote Caballo Mozote Lúkkili BMC
Jatropha Curcas 16 EUPHORBIACEAE Piñón Physic Nut BMC
Begonia spp. 17 BEGONIACEAE Vaca ták
Cola acuminata 18 MALVACEAE Cola Bissy Cola Nut BMC
Smilax dominguensis 19 SMILACACEAE Cuculmeca Chaney Root Red China Root BMC
Smilax regeli 20 SMILACACEAE Zarzaparilla Sarsaparilla Sasparilla BMC
Cinnamonum verum 21 LAURACEAE Canela Cinnamon
Urera baccifera 22 URTICACEAE Ortiga Scratch Bush Nettles
Justicia tinctoria 23 ACANTHACEAE Azul de Mata Wild Indigo Sacatinta
Dicliptera unguiculata 24 ACANTHACEAE Sornia, Olotillo Sornia Blechum Pyramidatum
Neurolaena lobata 25 ASTERACEAE Gavilana Bitter Albut Jackass Bitters Tchékili BMC
Ocimum gratissimum 26 LABIATAE Albahaca Balsam African Basil Clove Basil BMC
Ocimum campechianum 27 LABIATAE Albahaca Comun Basil Ocimum micranthum
Justicia pectoralis 28 ACANTHACEAE Tilo, Carpintero Carpenter's Bush Masha harivari
Morinda citrifolia 29 RUBIACEAE Noni Noni Ice Bush BMC
Eclipta prostata (syn. E. alba) 30 ASTERACEAE Congalala Baby Bush li chang, bhangra BMC
Brugmansia saveolens 31 SOLANACEAE Reina de la Noche Angel’s Trumpet
Bixa orellana 32 BIXACEAE Achiote Annatto Lipstick Tree
Capsicum chinense 33 SOLANACEAE Chile Panameño Peppa Scotch Bonnet Pepper
Ochroma lagopus 34 BOMBACACEAE Balsa Balsa Tree
Musa acuminata 35 MUSACEAE Banano Banana BMC
Terminalia catappa 36 COMBRETACEAE Almendro de Playa Beach Almond
Ricinus communis 37 EUPHORBIACEAE Ricino Castor Bean Castor BMC
Plectranthus amboinicus 38 LAMIACEAE Oregano Cubano Broadleaf Thyme
Manihot esculenta 39 EUPHORBIACEAE Yuca Cassava Cassava; Manioc Mandi'o BMC
Hamelia patens 40 RUBIACEAE Coralillo, Zorillo Colorado Red Head Ix-canan, X-k' anan
Cnidoscolus chayamansa 41 EUPHORIBIACEAE Chaya Chaya
Cymbopogon nardus 42 POACEAE Citronela Citronella
Phytolacca rivinoides 43 PHYTOLACCACEAE Jaboncillo Calaloo Talamanca Poke Root BMC
Cocos nucifera 44 ARECACEAE Coco, Pipa Coconut Cocotero BMC
Piper auritum 45 PIPERACEAE Anisillo Cow Foot Cow Foot Kolóko BMC
Zingiber officinale 47 ZINGIBERACEAE Jengibre Ginger BMC
Citrus paraélisi 48 RUTACEAE Toronja Grapefruit
Caesalpinia pulcherrima 49 CAESALPINIEAE Hojasen Bird of Paradise Malinche
Psidium guajava 50 MYRTACEAE Guayaba Guava
Hibiscus sabdariffa 51 MALVACEAE Rosa de Jamaica Saril Jamaican Sorrel BMC
Sauropus androgynus 52 PHYLLANTHACEAE Katuk Katuk
Cordia alliodora 53 BORAGINACEAE Laurel Laurel
Citrus spp. 54 RUTACEAE Mandarina Dulce Standarin
Citrus aurantium 55 RUTACEAE Naranja Agria Sour Orange Bitter Orange
Gliricidia sepium 56 FABACEAE, PAPILlONACEAE Madero Negro , Mata Raton Madero Negro QuickStick BMC
Mangifera indica 57 ANACARDIACEAE Mango Mango BMC
Rivina humilis 58 PHYTOLACACEAE Carmin Consumption Bush
Myristica Fragrans 59 MYRISTICA Nuez Moscada Nottenegg Nutmeg BMC
Colocasia esculenta 60 ARACEAE Malanga Dasheen, Coco Yam Taro BMC
Abelmoschus esculentus 61 MALVACEAE Cafe Chiricano Okro Okra, Gumbo Ñanjú Hibiscus esculentus BMC
Citrus sinensis 62 RUTACEAE Naranja Orange
Anacardium occidentale 63 ANACARDIACEAE Marañon Cashew
Ananas comosus 64 BROMILlACEAE Piña Pine Pineapple
Musa paradisiaca 65 MUSACEAE Platano Plantain BMC
Solanum volubile 66 SOLANACEAE Tomatillo
Nephelium lappaceum 67 SAPINDACEAE Mamon Chino Rambutan
Rosa spp. 68 ROSACEAE Rosa White Rose
Rosemarinus officinalis 69 LAMIACEAE Romero Rosemary
Ruselia equisetiformis 70 SCROPHULARIACEA Cola de Caballo
Euphorbia cotinifolia 71 EUPHORBIACEAE Arbol de Papalomollo
Senna reticulata 72 FABACEAE Saragundi Christmas Bush Senna BMC
Chamaesyce hirta 73 EUPHORBIACEAE Golondrina Lechera Milk Weed Euphorbia hirta, Ix Canol
Petiveria alliacea 74 PHYTOLACACEAE Zorillo, Anamu Spirit Weed Skunk Weed Ajillo BMC
Bactris gasipaes 75 ARECACEAE Pejibaye Peach palm
Annona muricata 76 ANNONACEAE Guanabana Soursop Pink Shower BMC
Turnera ulmifolia 77 TURNERACEAE Damiana Falsa Ram Goat Dash Along False Damiana
Saccharum officinarum 78 GRAMINEAE Caña Dulce Sugar Cane BMC
Ludwigia octovalis 79 ONAGRACEAE Clavillo, cIavo Swamp Root Swamp Clove Jussiaea suffruticosa, Algarrobo BMC
Eupatorium odoratum 80 ASTERACEAE Jack Ina Bush
Tamarindus indica 81 FABACEAE Tamarindo Tamrin Tamarind BMC
Phyllanthus niruri 82 EUPHORBIACEAE Chanca Piedra Gripe Bush Stone breaker BMC
Passiflora spp. 83 PASSIFLORACEAE Calzoncillo
Chaptalia nutans 84 ASTERACEAE Árnica Arnica
Lycopersicon esculentum 85 SOLANACEAE Tomate Tomato
Bryophyllum pinnatum 86 CRASSULACEAE Hoja de Aire Tree of Life Kalanchoe pinnata BMC Madagascar
Cecropia obtusifolia 87 URTICACEAE Guarumo Trumpet Tree
Curcuma domestica 88 ZINGIBERACEA E Curcuma Curry Turmeric BMC
Melicoccus bijugatus 89 SAPINDACEAE Mamon Guinep
Eryngium foetidum 90 APIACEAE Culantro Coyote Fit Weed Wild Cilantro Spirit Weed BMC
Buddleja americana 91 LOGANIACEAE Salvia Virgen Wild Sage
Cananga odorata 92 ANNONACEAE Ilan Ylang-Ylang
Anthuriurn obtusilobum 93 ARACEAE Anturio Anthurium
Alpinia purpurata 94 ZINGIBERACEA E Ginger Red Ginger Antorcha
Quassia amara 95 SIMARUBACAE Hombre Grande Bitterwood Bokónki BMC
Bougainviillea spp. 96 NYCTAGINACEAE \/eranera Bougainvillea
Maranta arundinacea 97 MARANTACEAE Sagu Arrowroot
Hyptis capitata 98 LAMIACEAE Botoncillo Knobweed
Dolichandra unguis-cati 99 BIGNONIACEAE Uña de Gato 2 Cat Claw
Theobroma cacao 100 STERCULIACEAE Cacao Cocoa Xocolatl BMC
Codiaeum variegatum 101 EUPHORBIACEAE Croton Croton
Spigelia anthelmia 102 LOGANIACEAE Lombricera Straight Foot Worm Grass
Philodendron radiatum 103 ARACEAE Mano de Tigre Dubia Philodendnon
Dieffenbalchia seguine 104 ARACEAE Sainillo Dumb Cane
Physalis peruviana 105 SOLANACEAE Uchuva Ground cherry, Gooseberry
Alternanthera flavogrisea 106 AMARANTACEAE Golondrina Fuzzy Flower Golondrina
Spermacoce assurgens 107 EUPHORBIACEAE Golondrina White Flower Golondrina
Dioscorea bulbifera 108 DIOSCORACEAE Hard Yam, Air Potato
Coffea robusta 109 RUBIACEAE Cafe Coffee BMC
Psidium friedrichsthalianum 110 MYRTACEAE Cas Cas
Plumeria rubra 111 APOCYNACEAE Frangipani
Costus spicatus 112 COSTACEAE Cana Agria Sour Cane
Sida rhombifolia 113 MALVACEAE Escobilla negra Broom Weed Broom Weed Chichibe
Cuphea calophylla 114 LYTHRACEAE Corriente Mexican Heather
Posoqueria latifolia 115 RUBIACEAE Fruta de Mono Monkey Apple
Pithecoctenium crucigerum 116 BIGNONIACEAE Bateita Monkey Comb
Tradescantia spathacea 117 COMMELINACEAE Moses-in-a-boat Boatlily BMC
Cestrum nocturnum 118 SOLANACEAE Zorillo Ornamental Night Jessamine
Xiphidium caeruleum 119 HAEMODORACEAE Cola de Gallo Palma Bruja
Carludovica rotundifolia 120 CYCLANTHACEAE Chidra Panama Hat Estococca
Aechmea mariae-reginae 121 BROMILIACEAE Corpus Queen Aechmea
Cordyline fruticosa 122 DRACAENACEAE Caña India Red Dracaena
Zingiber spectabile 123 ZINGIBERACEAE Micrófono Beehive Ginger
Hura crepitans 124 EUPHORBIACEAE Jabillo Sandbox Tree
Spondias mombin 125 ANACARDIACEAE Jobo Hog Plum Bala'
126 Selaguinela
Delonix regia 126 CAESALPINIEAE Malinche
Sansevieria trifasciata 127 DRACAENACEAE Lengua de Suegra Snake Plant Culebrilla
Momordica charantia 128 CUCURBITACEAE Sorosi Sorosi BMC
Peperomia peltilimba 129 PIPERACEAE
Justicia spicifera 130 ACANTHACEAE Insulina
Piper amalgo 131 PIPERACEAE Cordoncillo Spanish Elder
Cestrum racemosum 132 SOLANACEAE Zorillo Alimenticio Spinach Tree
Cassia grandis 133 CAESALPINIOIDEAE Carao Stinking Toe Pink Shower Tree BMC
Acaccia cookii 134 MIMOSOIDEAE Cornizuelo
Witheringia solanacea 135 SOLANACEAE Sulfatillo Sulfatillo Berchaa
Piper peltatum 136 PIPERACEAE Candelillo Sweet Piper * Estrella Maria
Ipomea batatas 137 CONVULVACEAE Camote Sweet Potato
Rollinia deliciosa 138 ANNONÁCEAE Biriba
Rollinia pittieri 139 ANNONÁCEAE Anonnillo
Hedychium coronarium 140 ZINGIBERACEAE Heliotropo, Lirio Blanco White Ginger Mokó Caña Blanca
Calathea lutea 141 MARANTACEAIE Bijagua White Leaf Hoja Blanca
Andira inermis 142 PAPILIONOIDEAE Almendro de Montaña Carne Asada
Peperomia rotundifolia 143 PIPERACEAE Peperomia Epiphytic Peperomia
Iris spp. 144 IRIDACEAE Lilia Amarilla Yellow Iris
Rhipsalis baccifera 145 CACTACEAE Suelda con Suelda Mistletoe Cactus
Carica papaya 146 CARICACEAE Papaya Papaya Pawpaw BMC
Portulaca oleracea 147 PORTULACEAE Verdulaga Purslane
Dioscorea mexicana 148 DIOSCOREACEAE Cuculmeca Blanca Wild Yam
Erythrina costarricensis 149 PAPILlONACEAE Poro
Murraya paniculata 150 RUTACEAE Muraya Exotica Orange Jessamine Jasmin
Guazuma ulmifolia 151 STERCULlACEAE Guácimo Bay Cedar Tapaculo
Euterpe oleracea 152 ARACACEAE Acai
Hevea brasiliensis 153 EUPHORBIACAE Arbol del Caucho Rubber Tree
Cucurbita argyrosperma 154 CUCURBITACEJ\E Ayote Squash
ZZ 155 Peiput
Hymenocallis littoralis 156 AMARYLLIADACEAE Sea Onion Spider Lily
Ehretia latifolia 157 BORAGINACEAE Raspaguacal
Urera rzedowskii 158 URTICACEAE Orange Ortiga Tree
Smilax spinosa 159 SMILACACEAE Spinosa Sarsaparilla
Croton draco 160 EUPHORBIACAE Targua, Sangre de Drago
Blighia sapida 161 SAPINDACEAE Ackee BMC
Bursera siimaruba 162 BURSERACEAE Jiñocaube Naked Man Gumbolimbo Kolo
Solanum sessiliflorum 163 SOLANACEAE Naranjilla
Gardenia spp. 164 RUBIACEAE Gardenia Gardenia
Sambucas spp. 165 ADOXACEAE Sauco Elder
Polycias sp. 166 ARALIACEAE
Neea phychotroides 167 NYCTAGINACEAE Pinta Una
Hibiscus manihot 168 MALVACEAE Bele Pacific Spinach
Laportea aesculum 169 URTICACEAE (soft leaf nettles)
Solanum torvum 170 SOLANACEAE Verenjena Susumba Gully Bean BMC
Odontonema spp. 171 ACANTHACEAE Firespike
172 Orchid Tree
Vanilla planifolia 173 ORCHIDACEAE Vainilla Vanilla
Cajanus cajan 176 FABACEAE Gunghu Beans Pidgeon Peas Gandules BMC
Euphorbia heterophylla 177 EUPHORBIACEAE ? False Poinsetta
Jatropha gossypiifolia 178 EUPHORBIACEAE Frailecillo Casava Marble Red Physic Nut BMC
Inga spp. 179 FABACEAE Guava Guabo Ice Cream
Allamanda cathartica 180 APOCYNACEAE Golden Trumpet
Heliconia psittacorum 201 HELlCONIACEAE Platanilla Heliconia Parrot's Beak
Heliconia imbricata 202 HELlCONIACEAE Platanilla Heliconia
Heliconia wagneria 203 HELlCONIACEAE Platanilla Heliconia Peterson Rainbow
Melissa officinalis 204 LAMIACEAE Melissa Lemon Balm
Cissampelos pareira 205 MENISPERMACEAE Abuta (paper flower)
Stemmadenia 1,000 APOCYNACEAE Huevo de Toro Bull Tone
Stevia rebaudiana 1,000 COMPOSITAE Hoja Dulce Stevia
Aesclepius vaginalis 1,000 EUPHORBIACEAE Medina Diamond Frost BMC
Aframomum melegueta 1,000
Chenopodium ambrosoides 1,000 CHENOPODIACEAE Epazote Wormseed Apazote
Columnea dimidiata? 1,000 GESNERIACEAE Gota de Sangre
Dioscorea alata 1,000 DIOSCORACEAE Purple Yam
Dioscorea cayennensis subsp. rotundata 1,000 DIOSCORACEAE White Yam
Dioscorea trifida 1,000 DIOSCORACEAE Nampi Yampi
Hymenaea courbaril 1,000 FABACEAE Guapinol Stinking Toe Brazillian Copal
Lippia graveolens 1,000 VERBENACEAE Oregano Cimmaron Mexican Oregano
Mentha rotundifolia 1,000 LABIATAE Menta Mint
Nasturtium officinale 1,000 CRUCIFERAE Berros Watercress
Nicotiana rustica 1,000 SOLANACEAE Tabaco Tabacco
Origanum vulgare 1,000 LABIATAE Oregano Oregano
Plectranthus Coleoides 'Marginatus' 1,000 LAMIACEAE Incencio Incense
Ruta graveolens 1,000 RUTACEAE Ruda Rue
Salvia officinalis 1,000 LABIATAE Salvia Sage
Scoparia dulcis 1,000 SCROPHULARIACEAE Escobilla Mastuerzo Broomweed Broomweed
Trattinnickia aspera 1,000 BURSERACEAE Caraña Karaño
Mentha piperita 1,000 LAMIACEAE Hierba Buena Peppermint
Bidens pilosa 1,000 ASTERACEAE Spanish Needle BMC
Commelina diffusa 2,000 COMMELINACEAE ?Molo
Crescentia cujete 2,000 BIGNONIACEAE Jicara, Cuy Jepea Calabash Tree Xicalli
Manilkara zapota 2,000 SAPOTACEAE Níspero Chicle Tree Tzapotl
Tabebuia ochracea 2,000 BIGNONIACEAE Corteza Amarilla Yellow Cortez
Sapium glandulosum 2,000 EUPHORBIACEAE Yos Yos
Piper aduncum 2,000 PIPERACEAE Cordoncillo, Matico