Author: HTBG admin (Dan)

Orthosiphon aristatus Orthosiphon aristatus is a plant species in the family of Lamiaceae / Labiatae. The plant is a medicinal herb found mainly throughout southern China, the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia and tropical Queensland. Cats whiskers is related to mint although it does not have...

Maxillariella tenuifolia This orchid is known for its undeniable fresh coconut scent, if only scratch and sniff was a virtual feature! True to its name the coconut orchid stops anyone in their tracks as soon as they smell the aromatic flower. Flowers are produced from the...

Clerodendrum paniculatum The Temple or Pagoda flower is native to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and India. It acquired its common name by the shape of the flower clusters that resemble pagodas and temples from Asia. Clerodendrum paniculatum has two color forms, salmon pink and light yellow....

Zingiber spectabile Beehive ginger is native to Malaysia and Thailand. It is used primarily in the cut flower trade but can be used medicinally. The colorful bract is a modified leaf with a flower cluster inside. Beehive ginger was used for the treatment of inflammation of the...

Aloha, As a global community we face unprecedented challenges ahead due to the impacts of this public health crisis. In the face of this pandemic, we are committed to assisting our community, members, alliance partners, and all educational institutions. Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a nonprofit dedicated to sustainability.  Our mission, charted in 1979, was visionary and guided us to not...

Amherstia nobilis This tropical tree is a critically endangered species of northeast India. It is the only member of the genus Amherstia and is widely cultivated as an ornamental in the humid tropics. It is native to Burma, hence the common name “The Pride of Burma”....