Trees and Shrubs.


First published in October 2013

Word Definition
ficusA genus of plants including the fig-tree.
garciniaA tropical evergreen tree of the Garcinia genus.
garryaA N. American ornamental catkin-bearing evergreen shrub.
genipapA tropical American tree; its orange-like fruit.
gidjeeA small Australian acacia tree whose foliage gives off an unpleasant odour.
gomutiA Malayan palm tree, yielding a black fibre.
guaiacA S. American tree; the resin from this.
guayuleA silver-leaved shrub of the daisy family.
gympieA tall tree with stinging hairs.
hakeaAn Australian shrub.
heveaAny of various S. American trees of the spurge family, whose milky sap is a major source of rubber.
horoekaA New Zealand tree, aka lancewood.
illipeAn Indian tree, producing illipe nuts and illipe oil.
jambuThe rose-apple tree of Malaysia.
jarulA deciduous tree of the purple loosestrife family.
jetbeadAn ornamental shrub.
jupatiA large Brazilian palm tree.
kalmiaA genus of N. American shrubs with poisonous evergreen foliage and corymbs of showy flowers.
kariteThe shea-tree.
katsuraAn Asian tree, found especially in Japan.
kentiaThe feather palm.
kerriaA shrub with yellow flowers.
khayaA lofty West African tree related to the mahogany.
kiaatA tropical African leguminous tree.
kingwoodA hardwood tree.
kowhaiA New Zealand tree with golden flowers.
lacebarkA West Indian tree.
lantanaA tropical shrub of the vervain family.
lehuaA Polynesian tree of the myrtle family with bright red flowers, aka ohia.
lepidoteA flowering shrub.
limbaA kind of African tree.