8Grown in many varieties for their brightly coloured foliage; widely cultivated as a houseplant; tropical Asiatic shrub (6)
9Has thick, pudgy branches, similar to Plumeria; Reynoldsia sandwicensis trees; hawaiian native plant (3,5)
10Anagram of maim (4)
11Type of lichen; family Parmeliaceae (10)
12Wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh (4)
13Species Lathyrus bijugatus White; anagram of pray parked (7,3)
17Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop; The crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will (4)
18Type genus of the Rubiaceae; Old World herbs and subshrubs grown for their medicinal properties and for dye substances extracted from their roots (5)
19Any of many plants of the genus Rosa (4)
21When dried yields a hard substance used e.g. in golf balls; A hard- wooded tropical tree yielding _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ gum and heavy red timber (4,6)
23Any tree or shrub of the genus _ _ _ _ having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers; cultivated as ornamentals (4)
24Handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia

from its wood and bark; West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia (10)
28Part of a flower; anagram for pies (4)
29Pantropical herb having whorls of striking lipped flowers; naturalized in United States (5,3)
30Spanish name for the wild passionfruit (6)


1The type genus of the family Bromeliaceae which includes tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx (8)
2Piriqueta caroliniana Turneraceae (10)
3Genus of fern (10)
4Fern, Ophioglossaceae (4)
5Anagram of gone (4)
6Type of acacia (4)
7Bead Plant (Nertera granadensis) (6)

14yellow eyed grass (5)
15Type genus of the Anacardiaceae: cashew (10)
16A plant genus of the family RHAMNACEAE that contains tullidinol (toxin T-544) and peroxisomicine (toxin T-514). It is sometimes called buckthorn (10)
20Any of various tropical Asian palm trees the trunks of which yield sago (4,4)
22Member of the African violet family (6)
25Tropical American flat-jointed prickly pear (4)
26Tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites (4)
27Long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sautéed but used especially in soups and stews (4)

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