Flowering trees of tropics

By Hortist on 1/31/2010 05:02:00 PM ,
While writing my last post "Resistant trees", I got an idea to compile all flowering trees of tropics so that one may get a quick and comprehensive look as well as information whenever he/she is thinking or curious about tropical flowering trees. This quick guide will also help to travelers having interest in plants, to these tropical foreign lands.


To make the list reader friendly, the tropics or tropical region around the globe have been divided into nineteen localities and  each locality is given its ten most outstanding beautiful flowering trees. I'm not going to show the pictures of these trees this time because it will make the article too much long and laborious for both of us, writer and readers. However, I'm giving the link so when you will click on the tree title, you will be lead to its detailed information web page having its all necessary details and pictures. Hope you will enjoy this post also.

So following are the nineteen tropical localities with their most outstanding flowering trees, ten trees per locality as mentioned before.






Central America:




Hong Kong:









New Zealand:


Pacific Islands:

South Africa:




Tropical Africa:



West Indies:



11 Response to 'Flowering trees of tropics'

  1. Wendy
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1264993669427#c7340241088156607903'> January 31, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    This is a great resource! I'm interested in the trees of Hong Kong where my parents grew up, and the West Indies where I got married. I like how you organized this. Lots of work Saif - as usual!! Thanks!


  2. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265012626466#c3240097887912857111'> February 1, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Wendy, Thank you very much for your comments :)


  3. Anonymous
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265033205504#c7371577587737369874'> February 1, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    U have done a great job on this blog, but please I would like to caution everybody make sure that the tree u want is not an aggressive one like the Russian Olive.


  4. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265044120094#c3771581090560172007'> February 1, 2010 at 9:08 AM



  5. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265044255482#c7522193238183994419'> February 1, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Yes you are right, every tree should be planted while keeping all the cautionary measures in mind. Thanks for your nice comments :)


  6. James Missier
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265103126324#c3519986713612521052'> February 2, 2010 at 1:32 AM

    I did manage to check all the trees that grows in my region (Malaya)

    Surprisingly I only recognise the Ixora & Gardenia. Others Im not very famaliar.
    Not sure whether you got the right link on Jackia - as its shows something else.


  7. Bangchik
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265114440606#c8998474030039351931'> February 2, 2010 at 4:40 AM

    Marvelous idea to come up with a resource center for plants... ~bangchik


  8. Hortist
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265115094885#c3265674371442486944'> February 2, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    @ james,ys I could'nt find the proper information page for jackia tree. So I added its geneology page. Anyway, thanks for the comments :)


  9. Tatyana@MySecretGarden
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265260631356#c1973819152429729413'> February 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Thanks for your time and effort to creat this list!


  10. Vertical Gardener
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265310577288#c4433309857163694718'> February 4, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Very informative post. Thanks for the resource!


  11. mania
    http://hortist.blogspot.com/2010/01/flowering-trees-of-tropics.html?showComment=1265637442373#c1051225836270687625'> February 8, 2010 at 5:57 AM

    Really a very nice effort. Love reading it.


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