DICOTYLEDONS:

Acanthaceae

  • Bravaisia integérrima
  • Justicia tinctorea (Azul de mata, Sacatinta)
  • Megaskepasma erythroclamys (Brazilian red cloak)
  • Thunbergia grandiflora (Sky vine, Emperatriz Eugenia)

Anacardiaceae

  • Anacardium occidentale (Cashew, Maranon)
  • Anacardium excelsum (Wild cashew, Espavel)
  • Astronium graveolens (Ron ron)
  • Mangifera indica (Mango)
  • Mangifera odorata (Mango relative)
  • Spondias  mombin (Hog plum, Jobo)
  • Spondias purpurea (Red mombin, Jocote)

Annonaceae

  • Annona muricata (Soursop, Guanabana)
  • Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang, Ilang Ilang)
  • Rollinia sp. (Tropical annona (Custard apple), Biriba
  • Xylopia sericophylla (Yayo)

Apiaceae

  • Eryngium foetidum (Culantro coyote)
  • Petroselium crispum (Parsley, Perejil)

Apocynaceae

  • Allamanda cathartica (Golden trumpet, Bejuco de San Jose)
  • Aspidosperma spruceanum (Manglillo)
  • Cathharantaus roseus (Rosy periwinkle, Conchita)
  • Plumeria rubra (Frangipani, Juche)
  • Stemmadenia obovata (Huevos de Caballo)

Aquifoliaceae

Araliaceae

  • Dendroponax arboreus (Fosforillo)
  • Scheflera sp.

Aristolochiaceae

Asteraceae

  • Chaptalia nutans (Arnica)

Begoniaceae

Berberidaceae

Betulaceae

Bignoniaceae

  • Tabebuia rosea (Roble de Sabana)
  • Tecoma stans (Yellow elder, Vainillo)

Bombacaceae

  • Ceiba pentandra (Kapok tree, Ceiba)
  • Durio zibethinus (Durian)
  • Ocbroma pyramide (Balsa Tree, Balsa)
  • Quararibea cordata (South American Sapote)

Boraginaceae

  • Cordia alliodora(Ecuador laurel, Laurel)
  • Cordia bicolor (Muneco)

Brassicaceae

Burseraceae

  • Protium cf. pittieri
  • Tetragastris panamensis (Copal)

Cabombaceae
Cactaceae
Campanulaceae
Canellaceae
Caprifoliaceae
Caricaceae

  • Carica papaya (Papaya, Papaya)

Caryocaraceae

  • Caryocar costaricense (Ajo)

Caryophyllaceae

Casuarinaceae

Cecropiaceae

  • Cecropia obtusifolia (Cecropia, Guarumo)
  • Pouroma bicolora

Chrysobalanaceae

Clusiaceae

  • Garcinia mangostana (Mangosteen, Mangostan)
  • Rheedia madruno (Madrono)
  • Mammea americana (Mammee Apple)

Convoloulacaea

  • Ipomoea batatas (Sweet potato, Camote)

Crassulaceaea

Cucurbitaceae

  •  Cucurbita máxima (Squash, Ayotes)
  • Cucumis stivus (Cucumber, Pepino)

Ebenaceae

  • Diospyros digyna (Black sapote, Sapote negro)
  • Diospyros blancoi (Velvet Apple, Mabolo)

Ericaceae

Euphorbiaceae

  • Acalypha macrostachya
  • Codieaeun variegatum (Croton, Croton)
  • Hyeronima alchorneoides (Zapatero, Pilon)
  • Manihot esculenta (Cassava, Yucca)
  • Sapium laurifolium

Fabaceae

  • Andira inermis (Carne asada)
  • Arrachis pintoi  (Ground Peanut, Manicillo)
  • Caesalpania pulcherrima (Malinche, Arbol de Sen)
  • Erythrina costaricensis(Poro)
  • Gliricidia sepium (Madero Negro)
  • Inga spectabilis (Guava,Guaba)
  • Tamarindus indica (Tamarind, Tamarindo)
  • Schizolobium parahyba (Gallinazo)
  • Vatairea lundellii (Cocobolo)

Fagaceae

Flacourtiaceae

  • Casearia cf. Sylvestris
  • Laetia spp.

Gelsemiaceae

Geraniaceae

Hydrangeaceae

Hydrophyllaceae

Illiciaceae

Juglandaceae

Lamiaceae

  • Ocimum basilicum (Basil)
  • Menthum spp (Mints)
  • Origam spp. (Oregano)

Lauraceae

  • Ocotea insularis (Aguacaton blanco)
  • Persea americana (Avocado, Aguacate)

Lecythidaceae

Magnoliaceae

Malpighiaceae

  •  Malpighia emarginata (Acerola, Barbados cherry)

Malvaceae

  • Hibiscus escutentus (Okra)
  • Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus, Amapola)
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa  (Jamaican Hibiscus, Rosa de Jamaica, Sarril)

Melastomataceae

Meliaceae

  • Cendrela odorata (Spanish cedar, Cedro amargo)
  • Carapa nicaraguensis (Caobilla)
  • Swietenia macrophylla (Mahogany, Caoba)

Menispermaceae

Moraceae

  • Artocarpus altillis (Castana, Seeded Breadfruit)
  • Artocarpus heterophyllus (Jackfruit)
  • Castilla elastica
  • Ficus insipida (Hule)
  • Trophis sp.

Myricaceae

Myristicaceae

  • Virola sp. (Fruta dorada)

Myrtaceae

  • Psidium guajava (Guava, Guayaba)
  • Syzigium malacense  (Malay apple, Manzana de agua)

Ochanaceae

Oleaceae

Onagraceae

Oxalidaceae

  • Averrhoa carambola (Star fruit, Carambola)

Passifloraceae

  • Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit, Maracuya)
  • Passiflora quadrangulosa (Granadilla de monte)

Piperaceae

Plantaginaceae

Polygonaceae

Ranunculaceae

Rosaceae

  •  Couepia polyandra (Olosapo)
  •  Licania platypus (Sun Sapote)

 Rubiaceae

  • Borojoa patinoi (Borrojo)
  • Morinda citrifolia (Noni, Noni)
  • Posoqueria latifolia (Monkey apple, Fruta del mono)

Rutaceae

Sapindaceae

  • Blighia sapida (Akee, Seso vegetal)
  • Litchi chinenis (Lychee)
  • Melicoccus bijugatus (Mamon criollo)
  • Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan, Mamon Chino)
  • Nephelium mutabile (Pulasan)

Sapotaceae 

  • Chrysophylum cainito(Star apple, Caimito)
  • Pouteria caimito (Abiu)
  • Pouteria campechiana (Canistel, egg fruit, Sapotillo)
  • Pouteria sapota (Sapote (red))
  • Manilkara zapota (Sapodilla)
  • Synsepalum dulcificum ( Miracle fruit)

 

Saxifragaceae

Scrophulariaceae

Solanaceae

  •  Acnistus arborescens(Wild tree tobacco, Guitite)
  •  Lycopersicum esculentun (Tomato, Tomate)
  •  Solanum sessiliflorum (Cocona)

Sterculiaceae 

  • Theobroma cacao(Cacao, Cacao)

Tiliaceae

  • Apeiba tibourbou (Monkey comb, Peine de mico)
  • Goethalsia meiantha (Guacimo Blanco)
  • Lueha seemani  (Guacimo Colorado)

Verbenaceae

  • Lantana camara (Lantana, Cinco negritos)
  • Tectona grandis(Teak, Teca)

Violaceae

Vitaceae

MONOCTYLEDONS:

Agavaceae

Alliaceae

Araceae

  • Anthurium salvinii ( Birds nest anthurium , Tabacon)
  • Colocasi esculenta (Taro, Malanga, Nampe)
  • Dieffenbachhia spp. (Dumb cane)
  • Dracontium spp
  • Monstera  spp. (Swiss cheese plant, Costilla de Adan)
  • Philodendron spp. (Tree philodendron, Filodendron)               
  • Xanthosoma sagittifolium (Tannia, Tiquisque)

Arecaceae

  •  Bactris gasipaes (Peachpalm, Pejibaye)
  •  Chamaedorea spp (Costa Rican bamboo palm)
  •  Cocos nucifera (Coconut, Coco)

Bromeliaceae

  •  Ananas comosus (Pineapple, Pina)

Cannaceae

Commelinaceae

Costaceae

Cyclanthaceae

  • Carludovica rotundifolia (Panama hat palm, Chidra, Tococa) 

Heliconiaceae

  •  Heliconia imbricata
  •  Heliconia longa
  •  Heliconia wagneriana
  •  Heliconia chartacea ‘sexy pink’
  • Heliconia rostrata (Lobster claw Heliconia)

Iridaceae

Juncaceae

Liliaceae

Aloe vera (Aloe, Sabila)

Marantaceae

  • Calathea lutea (Bijagua, Hoja blanca)

Musaceae

  • Musa acuminate (Bannana, Banano)

Orchidaceae

  •  Arundina graminifolia (Bamboo orchid)
  • Vanilla pompona  (Vanilla, Vainilla)

Poaceae

  • Bambusa vulgaris (Bamboo, Bambu)
  • Cymbopogon citratus (Lemongrass, Zacate limón)
  • Saccharum officinarum (Sugar cane, Cana de azúcar)
  • Vetiveria zizanoidea (Vetiver)

Smilacaceae

Strelitziaceae

Zingiberaceae

  • Alpinia purpurata (Antorcha, Red ginger)
  • Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Curcuma)
  • Etlingera elatior (Torch ginger)
  • Hedychium coronarium (White ginger, Lirio blanco)
  • Zingiber offinale  (Ginger (edible), Jengibre)

 

3 Comments

  1. Andrew Ogden
    December 23, 2013

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    We would gladly welcome volunteers with plant ID/botanical skills to help us grow our plant species database. This is just the beginning of a major work. With time, we plan to make interactive maps with GPS points of keystone, endangered, and endemic species and other plants of significant interest. How will we monitor development’s impacts on the ecology of our beloved Costa Ballena without baseline numbers showing what we currently have? We hope to expand these species databases to include birds, mammals, reptiles/amphibians, insects, and more. Contact UTSI today and help us to better understand and protect the natural environment

  2. Jim Graham
    April 16, 2014

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    Andrew,

    I started on locating the species with GPS using a GIS platform in Vergel De Osa. I started in 2007 and started to see results over a short period.
    Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

    Jim

    • Andrew Ogden
      April 18, 2014

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      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for writing us! I will let you know as this project unfolds. Thanks for your interest in UTSI!
      Pura Vida,
      Andrew

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