COMMON NAMES

A
Akapulco, bikas-bikas, candle bush. Cassia Alata L.
American rose.
Amethyst star. Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum.
Angel’s trumpet. Brugmansia versicolor ‘Peach’.
Angel’s trumpet. Brugmansia x candida ‘Double White’.
Azucena. Polianthes tuberose L.

B
Bachelor’s button. Globe amaranth. Gomphrena globosa.
Bagawak. Clerodendrum quadriloculare.
Bat plant. Tacca chantrieri.
Begonia.
Bird’s nest fern, dapong lalaki, pugad lawin. Asplenium nidus L.
Black grass. Ophiopogon japonicus.
Black palm. Normambya normanbyi.
Bleeding heart vine. Clerodendrum thomsonae.
Blue butterfly. Clerodendrum ugandense.
Blue daze. Evolvulus glomeratus ‘Blue Daze’.
Blue ginger. Dischorisandra thrysiflora.
Blue pea vine, pukinggan. Clitoria ternatea L.
Bougainvillea.
Bromeliads.
Bucida. Bucida spinosa, Bucida molinetii.
Buhok ni Ester, Florida moss, long moss. Tillandsia usneoides I.
Busy Lizzies; impatiens. Impatiens walleriana.
Butterfly gardenia. Ervatamia divaricata ‘Flore Pleno’.

C
Champagne palm. Bottle palm. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, Mascarena lagenicaulis.
Chichirica. Madagascar periwinkle. Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea.
Chinese holly. Ilex cornuta.
Chinese jasmine (in the Philippines); Malaysian jasmine, melati (elsewhere). Jasminum bifarium. .
Chinese magnolia. Magnolia coco.
Cinamomo, sinamomong sunsong. Aglaia odorata. Aglaia pinnata.
Clerodendrum philippinum.
Climbing Bauhinia. Bauhinia kockiana.
Climbing ylang-ylang. Artabotrys hexapetalus (L.f.) Bhand.? Synonym: Artabotrys
odoratissimus?
Cockspur coral tree. Erythrina crista-galli.
Crossandra. Crossandra infundibuliformis.
Cucharita. Althernanthera ficoidea.

D
Dama de noche. Queen of the Night. Cestrum nocturnum. .
Dayap. Lime (variegated cultivar). Citrus aurantiifolia.
Delta maidenhair. See: Adiantum raddianum.
Dendrobium. Dendrobium phalaenopsis.
Desert Rose. Adenium obesum.
Doña Aurora. Mussaenda ‘Doña Aurora.
Doña Luz. Mussaenda philippica ‘Doña Luz’.
Do-re-mi. Clerodendrum macrosiphon. Do-re-mi plant; musical note shrub.
Dracaena. Dracaena marginata “Tricolor”. Scarlet beauty.
Dracaena. Dracaena reflexa Lam. ‘Song of Thailand’.

E
Easter Lily vine, herald’s trumpet, Nepal trumpet flower. Beaumontia grandiflora.

F
Ficus Ulmifolia
Ficus Nana. Ficus Burt Davyii ‘Nana’
Fishtail fern. Nephrolepis biserrata ‘Furcans’.
Forget-me-not. Blue plumbago. Cape plumbago. Cape leadwort. Plumbago auriculata, P. capensis.
Foxtail palm. Hawaiian foxtail. Wodyetia bifurca.

G
Galphinia vine; Maiden’s jealousy. Tristellateia australasiae
Giant bird’s nest; dapong babae, pakpak lawin babae. Asplenium musifolium.
Golden bamboo. Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. var. striata.
Gumamela. Hibiscus.

H
Hanging lobster’s claw. Heliconia rostrata.

I
Ivory plant, kapal-kapal, crown flower. Calotropis gigantea.

J
Jade vine; bayu, tayabak. Strongylodon macrobotrys.

K
Kalachuchi, frangipani. Plumeria.
Kalamansi. Citrus microcarpa.
Kamia, white ginger, ginger lily. Hedychium coronarium.
Kamuning. Mock orange. Orange-jasmine. Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack.

L
Lady of the night. Brunfelsia Americana.
Lantana. Lantana camara.
Leea rubra Bl.
Liriope muscari, variegated
Lemon grass, tanglad. Cymbopogon citratus..
Lobster’s claw. Heliconia wagneriana.
Love and devotion. Cape honeysuckle. Tecomaria capensis (Tecomia capensis).
Lukban, pomelo, suha. Citrus maxima.

M
Macarthur palm. Ptychosperma macarthurii.
Madagascar palm. Dypsis madagascariensis/gracilisarmata. Chrysalidocarpus madagascariensis Becc.
Magnolia. Magnolia grandiflora.
Mandevilla. Dipladenia sanderi; Mandevilla sanderi. Dipladenia (Mandevilla) splendens, M. boliviensis.
Meadow weed. Ruella tuberosa.
Medinilla. Kapa-kapa. Medinilla magnifica.
Medinilla. Medinilla speciosa.
Miagos.

N
New Guinea Creeper. Mucuna bennettii.

O
Orlando. Philodendron x Orlando.

P
Palmera. Chrysalidocarpus lutescens.
Pandacaqui, pinwheel flower, crape jasmine. Ervatamia divaricata; Tabernaemontana divaricata.
Papyrus. Cyperus papyrus. Egyptian paper plant; bulrush of the Bible.
Philippine ground orchid. Spathoglottis plicata.
Picara. Excoecaria cochinchinensis
Pili. Canarium ovatum Engl.
Pink candy justicia. Dianthera candicans.
Pink Ti. Cordyline fruticosa, Cordyline terminalis..
Pink top. 4 at P40.
Plumbago indica.
Podocarpus, Japanese yew, Buddhist pine. Podocarpus macrophyllus.
Purple allamanda. Allamanda violacea.
Purple duranta. Duranta repens. Golden dewdrop.
Pygmy date palm. Phoenix roebelinii (pygmy date palm) “O’Brien”.

R
Rangoon creeper. Drunken sailor; Niyog-niyogan. Quisqualis indica L.
Red ginger. Alpinia purpurata.
Red palm. Red palm; sealing wax palm. Cyrtostachy renda.
Rhapis. Lady palm. Rhapis humilis.
Rosa rugosa ‘Roseraie de l’Hay’.
Ruellia. Dwarf Mexican petunia; Mexican blue bell. Ruellia britoniana ‘Katie’s dwarf’.
Ruffled fan palm. Licuala grandis.

S
Salvia.
Sampaguita, Kampuput, Arabian jasmine, Persian jasmine, sampaguita. Jasminum sambac.
Sandpaper vine. Petrea volubilis.
Santan. Ixora javanica.
Schefflera. Schefflera arboricola ‘Hong Kong Variegata’.
Seifrizii, reed palm. Chamaedorea seifrizii.
Selloum. Philodendron bipinnatifidum or P. selloum.
Silver dust; Mediterranean saltbush. Atriplex halimus.
Silver wall. Phormium tenax.
Solandra. Cup of gold, chalice vine. Solandra grandiflora.
Song of India. Dracaena reflexa ‘Song of India’. Aka Pleomele reflexa
Spathiphyllum. Spathiphyllum wallisii.
Star cluster. Pentas lanceolata.
Stephanotis; Madagascar jasmine. Stephanotis floribunda.
Strophanthus. Strophanthus gratus.
Sui mei. Wrightia religiosa.
Sundrop; white turnera. Turnera trioniflora.

T
Thunbergia. Thunbergia erecta.
Torch ginger. Etlingera elatior.
Tsampakang-puti. Michelia alba.

U
Umbrella palm. Cyperus alternifolius.

V
Vanda.

W
White angel. Wrightia antidysenterica.
White dwarf tabebuia. Tabebuia bahamensis.
White grass. Ophiopogon jaburan ‘Variegatus’
White-striped ginger, variegated ginger, Variegated oraro. Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’? Alpinia sanderae? Alpinia vittata?

Y
Yellow ginger. Hedychium flavescence.
Yellow topiary.
Yellow trumpet tree. Yellow bells. Tecoma stans.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow Brunfelsia panciflora.
Yucca; false yucca. Dracaena australis. Cordyline australis?

Additions to garden plants:

American rose, 6, 30 December 2004, bought at Pesos 60 each from a nursery (Angel) along Aguinaldo Highway, Silang.

Blue Daze, 3, 30 December 2004, bought at P15 each from a nursery (Rina) along Aguinaldo Highway, Silang