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Welcome to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Plant Database

You can search the database three ways.


  • The first box is a pull down list of all of our plant families. Choose a family then click search by Family
  • The Second box has the option of searching by Genus, Species, Genus and species, Common name, or Country/Region of Origin. For example, Areca, elegans, Africa, South America, Colombia. Enter a name and then click Search.
  • The Last box is a pull down menu to search by Garden Area. Pick an area then click Search Location


This database is a work in progress. Results appear like the random example on the right

So far, the Database includes 1762 accessions, with 488 Genera from 94 families

Aglaonema crispum


Aglaonema crispumAccession Number: AGLA-011-7-7-010
Author: (Pitcher & Manda) Nicolson
Common Name: (Painted Drop-Tongue)
Habit: Herb
Height: 4 ft or 1.2m
Origin: Philippines
Garden Location: Orchid Garden By Work Area
Comments: Do Not Ingest Any Parts Of This Plant. Calcium Oxalate Crystals In The Leaves And Stems Of The Plant Can Cause Severe Pain And Irritation Of The Mouth And Throat If Consumed.