The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

January 2007

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Species:  Mammillaria bocasana v. multilanata

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Species:  Pachypodium lealii var. saunderii

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Cuadex and white flowers; Pachypodium means "thick foot"

 

Species:  Uncarina grandidieri

Family:  Pedaliaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers with a red eye in the center

 

Species:  Monadenium coccineum

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Tanzania

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Mammillaria spinosissima

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Hangs from sides of cliffs in the wild

Species:  Cerochlamys pachyphylla

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Lavender with white flowers; Pachyphylla means "thick leaf"

Species:  Lithops karasmontana ssp karasmontana

Common name:  Living Stones

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Aloinopsis rubrolineata

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers lined with red

 

Species:  Aloe bainesii

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Rose-brown flowers. Tallest of all of the aloe species, reaching a height of 50 feet. Native to the woods and low-lying areas of South Africa where the annual rainfall reaches 60 inches a year. Planted in 1942 and 1951.

Species:  Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue'

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Blue-gray leaves and upright flower stalk, which blooms from thte bottom to the top

Species:  Agave attenuata

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Bent flowers stalks

Species:  Cephalophyllum stayneri

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Magenta flowers

Species:  Aloe aculeata

Common name:  Red Hot Poker Aloe

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa, Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Aloe x principis

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red-orange flowers

Species:  Aloe petriphylla

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Small plant, pinkish flowers, mottled foliage

 

Species:  Kalanchoe marnieriana

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red tubular flowers

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