Plants (B)

Name & image of plant

Plant taxonomy



  • Bengkawang (scientific name: dicranopteris linearis) is also known as the Old World forked fern, uluhe (Hawaiian), and dilim (Filipino)

    Ferns date back hundreds of millions of years and pre-date the dinosaurs

  • Bengkawang is a common species of fern
  • This rhizomatous fern spreads by cloning, spreading along the ground, and climbing on other vegetation
  • It can reproduce via spores and does not tolerate being in the shade

Bird's nest fern

  • Bird's nest fern (scientific name: Asplenium nidus) is a species of fern in the family Aspleniaceae
  • It is native to tropical Southeast Asia, eastern Australia, Hawaii, Polynesia, Christmas Island, India, and eastern Africa
  • In Hong Kong, this species is under protection

Black pepper

  • Black pepper (scientific name: piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit (known as peppercorn)
  • Peppercorn is usually dried and used as a spice and for seasoning
  • Black pepper is native to present-day Kerala in South India
  • In the 16th c., people began using 'pepper' to refer in addition to the unrelated New World chili pepper (from the genus Capsicum)


  • Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, branches, or trees
  • It is native to South America and popular as an ornamental plant in most areas with warm climates

Buddhist pine

  • The Buddhist pine (scientific name: podocarpus macrophyllus) is a conifer in the genus Podocarpus
  • This species can be trained as a bonsai
  • It is also known as the arhat pine