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Plants, Plantas, Pflanzen around Hacienda Barú

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List of Plants found found around Dominical and Hacienda Barú, at the border between the Central and South Pacific Region

  Species  
  Common Name, Nombre    Scientific Name     Family  
  Negra Forra, Marsh Fern   Acrostichum aureum   Polypodiaceae
  Piñuela, Spiny Bromeliad   Aechmea magdalenea   Bromeliaceae
  Hoja de Sen, Malinche Bush   Caesalpinia pulcherrima   Fabaceae; Caes.
  Escalera de Mono, Monkey Ladder   Bauhinia glabra   Fabaceae; Caes.
  Hoja de Sal, Rattlesnake Plant   Calathea insignis   Marantaceae
  Hook-spined Liana   Celtis iquanaea   Ulmaceae
  Icacos   Chrysobalanus icaco   Chrysobalanceae
  Caña Agria, Wild Ginger   Costus spp.   Costaceae
  Lirio de Agua, Water Hyacinth   Eichornia crassipes   Pontederiaceae
  Caña Brava, Wild Cane   Gynerium sagittatum   Gramineae
  Platanillo I, Wild Plantain   Heliconia latispatha   Heliconiaceae
  Platanillo II, Wild Plantain   Heliconia imbricata   Heliconiaceae
  Platanillo III, Wild Plantain   Heliconia mariae   Heliconiaceae
  Platanillo IV, Wild Plantain   Heliconia pogonantha   Heliconiaceae
  Platanillo V, Wild Plantain   Heliconia longiflora   Heliconiaceae
  Platanillo VI, Wild Plantain   Heliconia wagneriana   Heliconiaceae
  Amapola, Hibiscus   Hibiscus mutabilis   Malvaceae
  Majagua, Sea Hibiscus   Hibiscus tiliaceus   Malvaceae
  Pudre Oreja, Morning Glory   Ipomoea trifida   Convolvulaceae
  Cinco Negritos, Lantana   Lantana camara   Verbenaceae
  Paste, Loofahs Sponge   Luffa sp.   Cucurbitaceae
  Climbing-Fern   Lygodium sp.   Schizaeaceae
  Copa de Miel Liana   Maripa nicaraguensis   Convolvulaceae
  Dormilona   Mimosa pigra   Fabaceae: Mim.
  Ojo de Buey, Bull's Eye Liana   Mucuna mutisiana   Fabaceae: Pap.
  Granadilla, Red Passion Flower   Passiflora vitifolia   Passifloraceae
  Rain-Forest Cucumber   Psiguria sp.   Cucurbitaceae
  Higuerilla, Castor Bean   Ricinus communis   Euphorbiaceae
  Zarzaparilla, Greenbriar Liana   Smilax sp.   Smilacaceae
  Rabo de Mico, tree Fern   Sphaeropteris sp. Cyatheaceae


Text and pictures by Angela and Jörn Malek. The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


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