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What's In Bloom

January 2007

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Species:  Euphorbia lambii - crested

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Euphorbia milii

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Large red flower cultivar

Species:  Aloe sinkatana

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Sudan

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers, small plant

Species:  Aloe suzannae

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Very large flower stalk

 

Species:  Aloe dichotoma

Common name:  Quiver Tree

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  S. Africa, Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers. Dochotoma refers to the branching pattern. The large tree along the main drive is over 70 years old. It was received as a seedling from the University of Stellenbach in South Africa. The hollowed branches have been used by natives to hold their arrows, hence the "Quiver" name.

 

Species:  Aloe scorpioides

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red flowers

Species:  Sedum x rubrotinctum

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Red'

Common name:  Jade Plant, Dollar Plant, Chinese Rubber Tree, Japanese Rubber Tree

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Aeonium manriqueorum

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Pelargonium echinatum

Common name:  Cactus Geranium

Family:  Geraniaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: There are spines on the stem of this plant.

 

Species:  Kalanchoe delagoensis

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red-orange flowers. Mottled stems and foliage

Species:  Aloe arborescens (yell.flr.form)

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Species:  Aloe arborescens

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

 

Species:  Pittosporum phillyreoides

Common name:  Weeping Pittosporum

Family:  Pittosporaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage Section

Notes: Orange berries

 

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