Economic Important Plants

Have you ever wondered where coffee, chocolate or various spices, foods and fibers come from?  In other words, what is an economically important plant?  Here at the Plant Biology Conservatory and Plant Collections there are numerous plants that have economic importance to human society.

Chocolate -1403 (Theobroma Cacao)

Vanilla -1413 (Vanilla Planifolia)

Coffee -1403 (Coffea Arabica)

Banana -Conservatory (Musa Sp.)

Pineapple -1413 (Ananas Comosus)

All Spice -1403 (Pimenta Dioica)

Cardamom -1403 (Elettaria Cardamomum)

Carob -1403 (Ceratonia Siliqua)

Fig -1403 (Ficus Carica)

Ginger -1403 (Zingiber Officinale)

Japanase Star Anise -1403 (Illicium Anisatum)

Macadamia -1403 (Macadamia Integrifolia)

Rosemary -1403 (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Black Pepper -1403 (Piper nigrum)

Bay -1403 (Laurus nobilis)

Betel Palm -1403 (Areca catechu)

Ephedra -1403 (Ephedra spp.)

Henna -1403 (Lawsonia inermis)

Mate -1403 (Ilex paraguariensis)

Olive -1403 (Olea europa)

Papyrus -1403 (Cyperus papyrus)

Taro -1403 (Colocasia esculenta)