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Pocatello Greenhouse

LS 253 & 254

Wednesdays - Fridays
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunshine Denney, Greenhouse Supervisor
dennsuns@isu.edu
282-4776

The greenhouse plant collection acts as a living reference collection that is organized into four zones with each zone representing a type of climate. It serves biology classes, providing plants for the core courses required of every biology student. Community visitors please contact the greenhouse supervisor with questions.

Species OR Genus Common name
Zone
Abutilon hybridum flowering mallow  
Acacia hindsii    
Adansonia digitata baobab, dead-rat tree, monkey-bread tree, upside-down tree, cream of tartar tree   
Adenium obesum Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose.
4
Adiantum  Maidenhair fern
4
Adromischus cristatus crinkle leaf plant  
Aeonium  tree houseleek  
Aeschynanthus lobbianus lipstick plant  
Agave americana spiky aloe or agave  
Aglaonema  Chinese evergreens  
Albuca bracteata pregnant onion  
Alluaudia ascendens    
Alluaudia dumosa    
Alocasia poll    
Aloe arborescens Giant aloe
1
Alternanthera ficoidea parrot leaf  
Amorphophallus krausi    
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius  elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum or stink lily  
Anacampseros filamentosa    
Ananas comosus pineapple
1
Angiopteris evecta Giant Fern   
Annas comosus pineapple  
Aptenia cordifolia heartleaf ice plant or baby sun rose  
Aristolochia elegans dutchmans pipe  
Asplenium bulbiferum  mother spleenwort, hen and chicken fern  
Asplenium nidus Bird's nest fern  
Astrophytum ornatum bishop's cap  
Begonia coccinea  Wing Begonia
2
Billbergia nutans Queen's tears  
Bougainvillea spectabilis or glabra    
Bowiea volubilis climbing-onion, sea onion
1,2
Brugmansia angel trumpet  
Bryophyllum tubiflorum mother of millions, devil's backbone, chandelier plant   
Campyloneurum phyllitidis long strap fern  
Capparis spinosa caper bush, linders rose  
Carambola starfruit  
Carica papaya  papaya, papaw, or pawpaw   
Carissa macrocarpa  large num-num, Natal Plum  
Carnegiea gigantea  saguaro
1
Ceropegia woodii chain of hearts, collar of hearts, string of hearts, rosary vine, hearts-on-a-string and sweetheart vine.  
Chamaecereus silvestrii Cacta Leaf  
Chamaedorea seifrizii bamboo palm  
Chlorophytum amaniense  fire flash  
Chlorophytum comosum Spider plant  
Cissus rotundifolia Arabian Wax Cissus  
Cissus sicyoides  Princess vine, Millionaire vine and Curtain Ivy  
Citronella mucronata    
Citrus × limon x medica Ponderosa lemons
2
Citrus aurentifolia
   
Citrus medica Citron 
2
Coccothrinax macroglossa palm  
Codiaeum variegatum    
Colocasia esculenta taro root
4
Conocephalum liverwort  
Costus woodsonii red ginger
3
Crassula ovata jade
1
Crossandra infundibuliformis  firecracker flower
3
Cyathea cooperi  Australian tree fern, lacy tree fern, scaly tree fern, or Cooper’s tree fern, 
4
Cycas revoluta sago palm, king sago, sago cycad, Japanese sago palm  
Cylindropuntia bigelovii yellow teddybear cactus, teddy-bear cholla  
Cylindropuntia imbricata walking stick cholla, tree cholla, chainlink cactus  
Cymbopogon flexuosus Cochin Grass or Malabar Grass   
Cyperus alternifolius  umbrella papyrus, umbrella sedge or umbrella palm  
Cyperus papyrus papyrus sedge, paper reed, Indian matting plant, Nile grass  
Cyrtomium falcatum house holly-fern and Japanese holly fern  
Davallia mariesii squirrels foot fern  
Dendrobium lindleyi Lindley's Dendrobium
4
Dioon edule Chestnut Dioon   
Dioon spinulosum giant dioon, gum palm  
Dischidia albida Propeller Vine  
Dorstenia foetida    
Dorstenia radiata    
Echeveria     
Echinocactus hedgehog cactus 
1
Echinocereus pectinatus  rainbow cactus 
1

Echinopsis chamaecereus

syn. Chamaecereus sylvestris

peanut cactus  
Elodea  water weed
3
Encylia cochleata    
Ephedra viridis Mormon tea
1
Equisetum horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass
1
Eucalyptus deglupta    
Eucrosia bicolor    
Euphorbia milii crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn  

Euphorbia ritchiei
syn. Monadenium ritchiei

   
Euphorbia tirucalli Aveloz, Firestick Plants, Indian Tree Spurge, Naked Lady, Pencil Tree, Pencil Cactus, Sticks on Fire or Milk Bush  
Euphorbia viguieri    
Faucaria tigrina Tiger's jaw
1
Fenestraria rhopalophylla baby toes
1
Ficus carica common fig
1
Ficus elastica rubber bush, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber bush 
2
Fouquieria splendens ocotillo  
Fuchsia triphylla     
Gardenia jasminoides gardenia, cape jasmine, cape jessamine, danh-danh, or jasmin
3
Gasteria   
1
Glechoma hederacea ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, and run-away-robin  
Gossypium hirsutum upland cotton or Mexican cotton
2
Graptopetalum paraguayense Mother-of-pearl-plant and Ghost plant  
Haworthia retusa    
Hedera helix common ivy, English ivy, European ivy  
Hemionitis arifolia heart fern  
Hippeastrum  amaryllis  
Hoya carnosa porcelainflower or wax plant  
Huernia     
Hylocereus  dragonfruit  
Hypnum cupressiforme cypress-leaved plait-moss or hypnum moss  
Hypoestes phyllostachya
syn. Hypoestes sanguinolenta
polka-dot plant  
Jasminum officinale common jasmine or simply jasmine  
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain Juniper  
Justicia carnea  Brazilian plume flower, Brazilian-plume, flamingo flower, and jacobinia  
Kalanchoe luciae Paddle Plant  
Kalanchoe prolifera Blooming Boxes  
Kalanchoe tomentosa Chocolate Soldier Panda Plant  
Lemna minor common duckweed or lesser duckweed  
Leuchtenbergia principis agave cactus or prism cactus  
Lithops hallii soapstone  
Malpighia coccigera Singapore holly or dwarf holly   
Mammillaria prolifera Texas nipple cactus  
Marchantia  liverwort  
Marsilea drummondii nardoo
4
Marsilea quadrifolia Four Leaf Clover'; European waterclover (USA); sushni in parts of India; aalaik keerai in Tamil.  
Matucana madisoniorum  
1
Melaleuca glauca Albany bottlebrush  
Microgramma palmeri  nitida  
Mimosa pudica sensitive plant, sleepy plant or shy plant  
Mnium  stellar calcareous moss  
Monadenium richtei    
Monstera deliciosa Mexican bread fruit  
Nematanthus wettsteinii goldfish plant  
Nepenthes alata winged pitcher plant
4
Nepenthes maxima great pitcher plant  
Nephrolepis cordifolia tuber ladder fern, erect sword fern, narrow sword fern and ladder fern, fishbone fern, and herringbone fern  
Nephrolepis Cordifolia cv. 'duffi' lemon button fern  
Nephrolepis exaltata Boston fern  
Nerium oleander dognbane  
Nicotiana langsdorffii    
Nymphaea  water lily   
Odontonema strictum firespike  
Olea europa olive  
Opuntia microdasys angel's-wings, bunny ears cactus, bunny cactus or polka-dot cactus
1
Opuntia polyacantha plains pricklypear, hairspine cactus, panhandle pricklypear, and starvation pricklypear
1
Opuntia vulgaris pencil cactus
1
Osteospermum caulescens daisybush  
Oxalis  green shamrock
4
Pachypodium    
Passiflora coriacea bat leaf passionflower  
Passiflora edulis purple granadilla  
Passiflora quadrangularis giant granadilla  
Pelargonium domesticum  royal geraniums  
Peperomia fraseri 'nana' Flowering peperomia   
Persea americana avocado  
Phalaenopsis amabilis moth orchid
4
Phalaenopsis celebensis The Celebes Phalaenopsis  
Philodendron bipinnatifidum lacy tree philodendron  
Philodendron erubescens blushing philodendron  
Pilea cadierei aluminum plant  
Pistia stratiotes water lettuce, Nile cabbage  
Platycerium bifurcatum staghorn fern  
Plectranthus Swedish ivy   
Pogostemon heyneanus patchoulii  
Polypodium aureum rabbit foot fern  
Polypodium formosanum frog foot fern  
Polypodium virginianum rock polypody, rock cap fern, or common polypody
4
Polytrichum  hair moss  
Ponderosa rutaceae Citrus limon  
Portulacaria afra  elephant bush, dwarf jade plant, porkbush and spekboom  
Prosthechea cochleata
syn. Encyclia cochleata
Cockleshell Orchid or Clamshell Orchid
4
Psilotum nudum wisk fern  
Pteris multifida Brake fern  
Punica granatum dwarf pomegranate  
Rhipsalis salicornioides Dancing Bones Cactus, Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus  
Rhizophora mangle mangrove  
Rhoeo spathacea Oyster Plant, Moses In The Cradle  
Russelia Firecracker plants or Coralblows  
Saintpaulia ionantha  African violet
3
Salvinia  fairy moss, water fern  
Sansevieria cylindrica Cylindrical Snake Plant, African Spear or Spear Sansevieria  
Sansevieria kirkii 'pulchra' star sansevieria  
Sansevieria trifasciata snake plant, mother-in-law's tongue or Saint George's sword   
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' lemon lime, bird's nest  
Schlumbergera truncata christmas cactus  
Scyphularia pycnocarpa possum-tail fern  
Sedum morganianum donkey's tail  
Selaginella  spikemoss  
Selenicereus grandiflorus Large-flowered Cactus, Sweet-Scented Cactus or Vanilla Cactus  
Setcreasea palliisa Purple heart  
Sinningia sellovii    
Solenostemon scutellarioides coleus  
Spathiphyllum   Spath or peace lilies.  
Stapelia gigantea carrion plant  
Streptocarpella saxorum African violet  
Talinum paniculatum fameflower, Jewels-of-Opar  
Thelocactus bicolor glory of Texas  
Theobroma cacao cacao tree and cocoa tree
1
Tillandsia  air plant
4
Tradescantia pallida purple secretia, purple-heart and purple queen
3
Tradescantia sillamontana  
3
Tradescantia zebrina wandering jew
3
Uebelmannia buiningii    
Vacheillia hindsii (formerly Acacia)  acacia, thorntree, whistling thorn, or wattle,
1
Vanilla planifolia vanilla orchid
4
Xerosicyos decaryi    
Yucca baccata datil yucca or banana yucca  
Zamia furfuracea cardboard cycad
3
Zingiber officinale ginger root  

 


 

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