List of Plants by Scientific Name (Singapore)

Scientific NameCommon Name
Abrus precatoriusRosary Pea, Indian Licorice, Precatory Bean
Adiantum capillus-venerisBlack Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Hair Fern
Allamanda catharticaAllamanda, Common Allamanda, Golden Trumpet
Aloe veraAloe, Lidah Buaya
Andrographis paniculataHempedu Bumi, Sambiloto, Chuan Xin Lian
Ardisia ellipticaMata Pelanduk/Ayam, Sea-Shore Ardisia, Shoebutton Ardisia
Areca catechuBetel Nut Palm, Areca Nut, Pinang
Asplenium nidusBird’s Nest Fern
Aster tataricusTatarian Aster, Tatarian Daisy
Azadirachta indicaNeem
Barringtonia asiaticaBeach Barringtonia, Fish-Killer Tree, Putat Laut
Barringtonia racemosaPutat Kampong, Samundrapandu
Bauhinia purpureaButterfly Tree
Bixa orellanaAnnatto, Lipstick Tree
Calophyllum inophyllumIndian Laurel, Penaga Laut, Borneo Mahogany
Cananga odorataKenanga, Ylang-Ylang
Capsicum annuumChilli, Red Pepper
Cassia fistulaGolden Shower Tree, Indian Laburnum, Purging Cassia
Catharanthus roseusMadagascar Periwinkle, Rose Periwinkle
Celosia argenteaFeather Cockscomb, Red Spinach
Centella asiaticaIndian Pennywort, Asiatic Pennywort
Cerbera odollamPong Pong Tree, Indian Suicide Tree, Sea Mango
Cissus quadrangularisGrape Leaf, Veld Grape
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Kelapa
Coix lacryma-jobiJob’s Tears, Adlay
Crinum asiaticumCrinum Lily, Spider Lily, Bawang Tanah
Cymbopogon citratusLemon Grass
Dolichos lablabLablab Bean, Hyacinth Bean
Elephantopus scaberElephant’s Foot, Tutup Bumi, Tapak Sulaiman
Euphorbia hirtaAsthma Weed
Eurycoma longifoliaTongkat Ali, Ali’s Umbrella, Pasak Bumi
Hibiscus mutabilisCotton Rose, Chinese Rose
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisHawaiian Hibiscus, China Rose, Bunga Raya
Hibiscus tiliaceusLinden Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus, Mahoe
Impatiens balsaminaBalsam Plant
Imperata cylindricaLalang, Alang-Alang, Speargrass
Ipomoea pes-capraeBeach Morning Glory, Goat’s Foot Creeper, Bayhops
Ixora chinensisChinese Ixora
Jatropha curcasBarbados Nut, Physic-Nut
Juniperus chinensisChinese Juniper
Kaempferia galangaGalangal, Sand Ginger, Kencur
Lantana camaraCommon Lantana, Bunga Tahi Ayam, Wild Sage
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle, Jin Yin Hua
Mangifera indicaMango, Mangga
Manihot esculentaTapioca, Cassava
Melaleuca cajuputiGelam, Paper-Bark Tree, Kayu Puteh
Melastoma malabathricumSendudok, Singapore Rhododendron
Mimosa pudicaTouch-Me-Not, Sensitive Plant, Rumput Simalu
Mirabilis jalapaFour O’clock Flower, Bunga Pukul Empat
Morinda citrifoliaMengkudu, Indian Mulberry, Noni
Nelumbo nuciferaSacred Lotus, East Indian Lotus, Oriental Lotus
Nephelium lappaceumRambutan, Hairy Lychee
Nerium oleanderOleander
Ophiopogon japonicusDwarf Lilyturf, Mondo Grass, Mai Men Dong
Peltophorum pterocarpumJemerlang Laut, Yellow Flame, Yellow Flamboyant
Persicaria hydropiperWater Pepper, Laksa Plant
Phyllanthus amarusPick-A-Back, Carry Me Seed, Ye Xia Zhu
Piper nigrumPepper, Lada
Piper sarmentosumWild Pepper, Kadok, Sirih Tanah
Plantago majorCommon Plantain, Whiteman’s Foot, Daun Sejumbok
Punica granatumPomegranate, Delima
Rhodomyrtus tomentosaRose Myrtle
Rhoeo spathaceaPurple-Leaved Spider Wort, Moses-In-The-Cradle, Oyster Plant
Ricinus communisCastor Oil Plant, Castor Bean
Ruta graveolensHerb of Grace, Common Rue
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Tebu
Sauropus androgynusSweet Leaf Bush, Cekup Manis, Daun Katuk
Sesbania grandifloraScarlet Wisteria Tree, Red Wisteria, Daun Turi
Solatium nigrumBlack Nightshade, Terong Meranti, Poison Berry
Swietenia macrophyllaHonduras Mahogany, Broad-Leaved Mahogany
Terminalia catappaIndian Almond, Katapang
Thevetia peruvianaYellow Oleander, Trumpet Flower
Tinospora crispaAkar Putarwali, Batang Wali
Vitex rotundifoliaRound Leaf Chastetree, Beach Vitex
Zingiber officinaleCommon Ginger