Electronic Field Guide to
Native Ornamental Plants of Monteverde, Costa Rica

Willow Zuchowski, ProNativas, Monteverde
Electronic Field Guide Project, http://efg.cs.umb.edu/
University of Massachusetts, Boston


ProNativas Plant List

This is a list of plants grown in lath houses and gardens as part of a native plant propagation project in the Monteverde region of Costa Rica. The project, called ProNativas, integrates horticultural experimentation, environmental education, and creation of wildlife habitat.

Scientific name and Plant familyCommon name in Spanish
Adiantum concinnum PTERIDACEAEAlientosPhotosNatP/AdiaC.jpg
Adiantum trapeziforme PTERIDACEAEPhotosNatP/AdiaT.jpg
Ageratum species ASTERACEAESantaluc?aPhotosNatP/Ager.jpgPhotosNatP/Ager2.jpg
Anthurium microspadix ARACEAEPhotosNatP/AnthM.jpg
Anthurium ramonense ARACEAETabac?nPhotosNatP/AnthR1.jpgPhotosNatP/AnthR2.jpg
Anthurium salvinii ARACEAETabac?nPhotosNatP/AnthS.jpg
Anthurium testaceum ARACEAEPhotosNatP/AnthTe.jpg
Anthurium tilaranense ARACEAEPhotosNatP/AnthTi.jpg
Arthrostemma ciliatum MELASTOMATACEAENo me toquesPhotosNatP/Arth1.jpgPhotosNatP/Arth2.jpg
Asclepias curassavica APOCYNACEAEViboranaPhotosNatP/Ascl.jpg
Begonia involucrata BEGONIACEAEBegoniaPhotosNatP/Bego2.jpg
Begonia plebeja BEGONIACEAEBegoniaPhotosNatP/BegoP.jpg
Blechnum occidentale BLECHNACEAE fernPhotosNatP/Blec.jpgPhotosNatP/Blec2.jpg
Bocconia frutescens PAPAVERACEAEGuacamayoPhotosNatP/Bocc1.jpgPhotosNatP/Bocc2.jpg
Browallia americana SOLANACEAEPhotosNatP/Brow.jpg
Calathea crotalifera MARANTACEAEBijaguaPhotosNatP/Cala.jpg
Canna tuerckheimii CANNACEAEPlatanillaPhotosNatP/Cann.jpgPhotosNatP/Cann2.jpg
Cavendishia capitulata ERICACEAEPhotosNatP/CaveC.jpg
Cecropia obtusifolia CECROPIACEAEGuarumoPhotosNatP/CecrI.jpg
Chamaedorea costaricana ARECACEAEPacayaPhotosNatP/Cham2.jpg
Clusia stenophylla CLUSIACEAEAzahar de montePhotosNatP/Clus.jpg
Columnea species GESNERIACEAEColumneaPhotosNatP/ColuMi.jpg
Costus species COSTACEAECa?a agriaPhotosNatP/Cost.jpgPhotosNatP/Cost2.jpg
Cuphea appendiculata LYTHRACEAEPhotosNatP/CuphA.jpg
Dieffenbachia oerstedii ARACEAERayo de lunaPhotosNatP/Dief.jpgPhotosNatP/Dief2.jpg
Dyssodia montana ASTERACEAEGirasolilloPhotosNatP/Dyss.jpg
Echeveria australis CRASSULACEAESiemprevivaPhotosNatP/Eche.jpg
Epidendrum radicans ORCHIDACEAEBandera espa?olaPhotosNatP/Epid2.jpg
Erythrina lanceolata FABACEAE/PAPPor?PhotosNatP/Eryt.jpgPhotosNatP/Eryt2.jpg
Ficus pertusa MORACEAEHiguitoPhotosNatP/FicuP.jpg
Furcraea cabuya AGAVACEAECabuyaPhotosNatP/Furc.jpgPhotosNatP/Furc2.jpg
Gonocalyx costaricensis ERICACEAEPhotosNatP/GonoC.jpg
Gonolobus edulis APOCYNACEAECuayotePhotosNatP/Gono.jpgPhotosNatP/Gono2.jpg
Habenaria monorrhiza ORCHIDACEAEPhotosNatP/Habe.jpg
Hamelia patens RUBIACEAECoralilloPhotosNatP/Hame.jpgPhotosNatP/Hame2.jpg
Heliconia tortuosa HELICONIACEAEPlatanillaPhotosNatP/Heli.jpg
Ipomoea batatoides CONVOLVULACEAEPhotosNatP/IpomBa.jpg
Justicia arborescens ACANTHACEAEPhotosNatP/JustAr.jpgPhotosNatP/JustAr2.jpg
Justicia aurea ACANTHACEAEPav?n amarilloPhotosNatP/Just1.jpgPhotosNatP/Just2.jpg
Justicia oerstedii ACANTHACEAEPhotosNatP/JustO.jpg
Koellikeria erinoides GESNERIACEAEGotas de plataPhotosNatP/Koel.jpg
Kohleria spicata GESNERIACEAEPhotosNatP/Kohl.jpgPhotosNatP/Kohl2.jpg
Lantana camara VERBENACEAECinco negritosPhotosNatP/LantC.jpgPhotosNatP/LantC2.jpg
Lantana velutina VERBENACEAELantana blancaPhotosNatP/LantW.jpgPhotosNatP/LantW2.jpg
Lobelia laxiflora CAMPANULACEAECaragalloPhotosNatP/Lobe1.jpgPhotosNatP/Lobe2.jpg
Macleania insignis ERICACEAEPhotosNatP/MaclI.jpg
Malvaviscus arboreus MALVACEAEAmapolitaPhotosNatP/MalvA.jpg
Malvaviscus palmanus MALVACEAEAmapolitaPhotosNatP/Malv2.jpg
Monstera species ARACEAEMano de tigrePhotosNatP/Mons.jpgPhotosNatP/Mons2.jpg
Mucuna sp. FABACEAE/PAPOjo de bueyPhotosNatP/Mucu.jpgPhotosNatP/Mucu2.jpg
Notopleura uliginosa RUBIACEAEPhotosNatP/Noto1.jpgPhotosNatP/Noto2.jpg
Ocotea tenera LAURACEAEAguacatilloPhotosNatP/Ocot.jpg
Paspalum saccharoides POACEAEPhotosNatP/Pasp.jpg
Passiflora coriacea PASSIFLORACEAEPhotosNatP/PassiC.jpg
Peperomia maculosa PIPERACEAEPeperomiaPhotosNatP/PepeM.jpg
Philodendron species ARACEAEFilodendroPhotosNatP/Phil1.jpgPhotosNatP/Phil2.jpg
Phytolacca rivinoides PHYTOLACCACEAEJaboncilloPhotosNatP/Phyt1.jpgPhotosNatP/Phyt2.jpg
Piper amalago PIPERACEAECandelilloPhotosNatP/PipeAm.jpg
Piper auritum PIPERACEAEHoja de estrellaPhotosNatP/PipeA.jpg
Piper dotanum PIPERACEAEPhotosNatP/PipeD.jpg
Piper lanceifolium PIPERACEAEPhotosNatP/PipeL.jpg
Piper umbellatum PIPERACEAEPata de vacaPhotosNatP/PipeU.jpgPhotosNatP/PipeU2.jpg
Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides ASTERACEAESan RafaelPhotosNatP/Pseu.jpgPhotosNatP/Pseu2.jpg
Psychotria monteverdensis RUBIACEAEPhotosNatP/PsycM.jpg
Renealmia cernua ZINGIBERACEAEPhotosNatP/Rene.jpg
Rhipidocladum pittieri POACEAECarrizoPhotosNatP/Rhip.jpg
Rivina humilis PHYTOLACCACEAECarm?nPhotosNatP/Rivi.jpgPhotosNatP/Rivi2.jpg
Rondeletia amoena RUBIACEAETeresaPhotosNatP/Rond.jpg
Russelia sarmentosa SCROPHULARIACEAECoralilloPhotosNatP/Russ.jpg
Salvia colonica LAMIACEAEPhotosNatP/Salv1.jpgPhotosNatP/Salv2.jpg
Salvia costaricensis LAMIACEAEHierba del coraz?nPhotosNatP/SalvCr.jpgPhotosNatP/SalvCr2.jpg
Salvia pteroura LAMIACEAEPhotosNatP/SalvP.jpgPhotosNatP/SalvP2.jpg
Selenicereus wercklei CACTACEAEPhotosNatP/Sele.jpg
Sinclairia polyantha ASTERACEAEPhotosNatP/Sinc.jpgPhotosNatP/Sinc2.jpg
Solanum chrysotrichum SOLANACEAEZorilloPhotosNatP/SolaC.jpg
Solanum umbellatum SOLANACEAEZorilloPhotosNatP/SolaU.jpg
Solanum wendlandii SOLANACEAEVolc?nPhotosNatP/SolaW.jpg
Stachytarpheta frantzii VERBENACEAERabo de gatoPhotosNatP/Stac1.jpgPhotosNatP/Stac2.jpg
Syngonium species ARACEAEGarroboPhotosNatP/Syng1.jpgPhotosNatP/Syng2.jpg
Tinantia standleyi COMMELINACEAEPhotosNatP/Tina.jpg
Uncinia hamata CYPERACEAENavajuelaPhotosNatP/Unci.jpg
Xanthosoma undipes ARACEAEHoja de pataPhotosNatP/Xanth.jpgPhotosNatP/Xanth2.jpg

Text and images copyright 2007, Willow Zuchowski and ProNativas volunteers, http://efg.cs.umb.edu/,

Ceated: 16 Dec 2018 Updated: 16 Dec 2018