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161 trees found.

MANGO
Mangos are cultivated throughout the tropical world, and hundreds of cultivated…

Mangifera indica - photo


SAPODILLA
Branches don't droop and resist breakage. The fruit can be eaten raw, or used in…

Manilkara zapota - photo


CAJEPUT TREE
Tolerates saline soils. Sap is an irritant. Can be propagated from seeds which…

Melaleuca quinquenervia - photo


CHINABERRY
These trees are often seen growing in areas of abandoned farm houses, so are…

Melia azedarach - photo


OHIA
This native tree is found from low to high elevations. It can be used in several…

Metrosideros polymorpha - photo


NONI
Utility friendly tree. This large shrub or small tree has edible fruit that resembled a washed potato…

Morinda citrifolia - photo


MORINGA
This tree produces edible products, medicine, and oil pressed from the seeds is…

Moringa oleifera - photo


MOCK ORANGE
Utility friendly tree. The flowers are used for scenting teas, and almost all parts of the plant have…

Murraya paniculata - photo


MADAGASCAR OLIVE
Utility friendly tree. Branches droop but resist breakage. Small fruit resembles fresh Lychees. The…

Noronhia emarginata - photo


GUIANA CHESTNUT
Seed can be eaten raw or cooked, The skin of the immature green fruit is used in…

Pachira aquatica - photo


HALA
Fruit can be eaten once cooked. The aerial roots yield a decoction that is used…

Pandanus tectorius - photo


YELLOW POINCIANA
Branches don't droop but are susceptible to breakage. Trees are used as…

Peltophorum pterocarpum - photo


CANARY ISLAND DATE PALM
One of the most common palms planted in California. The sap of the palm is used…

Phoenix canariensis - photo


PYGMY DATE PALM
Utility friendly tree. Pygmy Date Palm is a beautiful small, finely textured multi-trunked palm,…

Phoenix roebelenii - photo


SILVER DATE PALM
One of the most common palms planted in California…

Phoenix sylvestris - photo


ALL SPICE
The dried fruits are used as a flavouring in a wide range of foods and The…

Pimenta dioica - photo


MANILA TAMARIND
This species is fast growing and thrives on a variety of soils in areas ranging…

Pithecellobium dulce - photo


WHITE PLUMERIA
Utility friendly tree. This plant is commonly used as an ornamental and grown for its flowers…

Plumeria obtusa - photo


FRANGIPANI
Utility friendly tree. Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Popular in tropical landscapes…

Plumeria rubra - photo


FALSE ASHOKA
The leaves are used for ornamental decoration during festivals, and today, the…

Polyalthia longifolia - photo


LOULU PALM
Utility friendly tree. It is the most commonly grown native palm species in Honolulu. Loulu lelo is one…

Pritchardia hillebrandii - photo


KONA PALM
The hard wood of the trunk of taller species of loulu were fashioned into spears…

Pritchardia maideniana - photo


FIJI FAN PALM
Widely grown in urban and suburban areas on all islands. Leaves used for fans…

Pritchardia pacifica - photo


THURSTON'S PALM
This is a slow growing palm that prefers full sun but performs well in filtered…

Pritchardia thurstonii - photo


KIAWE
Seldom planted by home gardeners, the flowers are an important nectar source for…

Prosopis pallida - photo


SHAVING BRUSH TREE
Seeds of the white-flowered form are eaten as a snack food and A decoction of…

Pseudobombax ellipticum - photo


STRAWBERRY GUAVA
Utility friendly tree. Tolerates some drought. Fruit used for jelly. Cultivar 'Lucidum' has yellow…

Psidium cattleianum - photo


GUAVA
Utility friendly tree. Tolerates some drought. Guava wood from Hawaii is commonly used for the smoking…

Psidium guajava - photo


ALAHE'E
A black dye was made from the leaves. Hard wood is used to make adzes for…

Psydrax odorata - photo


NARRA
A popular flowering shade tree and street tree also planted for reforestation in…

Pterocarpus indicus - photo


SOLITAIRE PALM
The apical buds can be cooked and eaten…

Ptychosperma elegans - photo


MACARTHUR PALM
Utility friendly tree. The commonest Ptychosperma species grown in Hawai'i today, though in 1917 there…

Ptychosperma macarthuri - photo


TRAVELERS TREE
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.  has banana-shaped leaves. White…

Ravenala madagascariensis - photo


MAJESTY PALM
It is a popular houseplant…

Ravenea rivularis - photo


LADY PALM
Utility friendly tree. Is also used as an attractive house plant. Commonly used in containers or as an…

Rhapis excelsa - photo


CARIBBEAN ROYAL PALM
Although too big for most yards, it is an excellent choice for lining avenues or…

Roystonea oleracea - photo


ROYAL PALM
The populations in Cuba and Florida are now considered belonging to the same…

Roystonea regia - photo


MONKEYPOD
Wood used for carving vessels, seeds are strung in leis, in Central America the…

Samanea saman - photo


QUEENSLAND UMBRELLA TREE
Also used as indoor house plant. Has medicinal uses to promote circulation of…

Schefflera actinophylla - photo


PERUVIAN PEPPER TREE
Tolerates saline soil and smog. Susceptible to Texas root rot, especially in…

Schinus molle - photo


PHEASANT WOOD
Widely used as a reforestation tree, fuelwood, windbreak, shade tree for coffee…

Senna siamea - photo


SCRAMBLED EGG PLANT
Utility friendly tree. Kolomona is planted as a hedge or windbreak, and sometimes as a roadside…

Senna surattensis - photo


AFRICAN TULIP TREE
Is a tender tree (susceptible to frost damage) and needs drainage. Extracts of…

Spathodea campanulata - photo


MILKY WAY TREE
Utility friendly tree. This small tree is valued as an ornamental for its showy and highly fragrant…

Stemmadenia litoralis - photo


STINKY STERCULIA
Stinking Sterculia seeds are eaten raw or roasted. Some report a purgative…

Sterculia foetida - photo


WEST INDIAN MAHAGONY
Produces a rare and highly desired wood for fine furniture and cabinetry…

Swietenia mahagoni - photo


JAVA PLUM
Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Seeds, fruit and juice are medicinal. The…

Syzygium cumini - photo


ROSE APPLE
Needs ample water. New foliage is tinted pink. Good for use as a screen or hedge…

Syzygium jambos - photo


MOUNTAIN APPLE
Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. Flowers can also be eaten and various parts of…

Syzygium malaccense - photo


LILLY-PILLY TREE
Utility friendly tree. Does best with deep, rich soil and ample water. Long lasting display of winter…

Syzygium smithii - photo


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