"Caladium is a genus of endogenous plants, the typical one of the family caladieæ. They are cultivated in greenhouses here, and flourish in warmer parts of the world. The leaves of the caladium are boiled and eaten in the West Indies."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Caladium

"Caladium is a genus of endogenous plants, the typical one of the family caladieæ. They are cultivated…

The common name of canna indica is Indian Reed. The plant grows between three and six feet tall. This plant is native to the West Indies.

Habit of Canna Indica

The common name of canna indica is Indian Reed. The plant grows between three and six feet tall. This…

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

Christopher Columbus

(1451-1506) Italian mariner and navigator. Discovered route to the Americas while in search of the Indies

The land crab is a member of the family 'Gecarcinidae', and is remarkable for the curious modification of the carapace in the region of the gills, which enables it to lead a terrestrial existence. The land crabs occurs in the warmer regions of both hemispheres, but the best known one is the black 'Gecarcinus ruricola' of Jamaica and the West Indian islands generally. It inhabits burrows on the hills a short distance from the coast, wanders about at night or during rains, in search of vegetable food, and makes an annual migration to the shore to spawn, often passing through houses instead of going around them. They are sometimes eaten. Many other crabs are largely terrestrial, as the oriental cocoa-nut crabs; and a species of Ocypoda very troublesom in Ceylon, by burrowing in lawns, garden paths, and the like.

Land Crab

The land crab is a member of the family 'Gecarcinidae', and is remarkable for the curious modification…

"The name commonly given in the West Indies and other tropical countries to the fruits of certain species of Anona, a genus of trees of the natural order Anonaceae. Some of the fruits of this genus are among the most delicious produced in tropical countries, as the Charimoyer, and even the common custard apple, which is regarded as a native of America, but is now very superior even to the West Indian." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Custard Apple

"The name commonly given in the West Indies and other tropical countries to the fruits of certain species…

Guava (<i>Psidium guayava</i>) is a low-growing West Indian tree belonging to the family Myrtaceæ. It bears white flowers, followed by fragrant, yellow, fleshy fruits, extensively employed in the making of preserves and jellies. The guava also grows in the East Indies; and there is a Chinese variety, <i>P. cattleianum</i>, the strawberry guava.

Guava

Guava (Psidium guayava) is a low-growing West Indian tree belonging to the family Myrtace√¶. It bears…

Common in the West Indies, it tends to exhibit little fear of humans.

Green Tody

Common in the West Indies, it tends to exhibit little fear of humans.