The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2005

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021-PL-Leonotis leonurus  022-PL-Leonotis leonurus-c

Species:  Leonotis leonurus

Common name:  Lion's Tail

Family:  Lamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Arboretum-Car Park, by handicap parking section

Notes: Orange flowers

023-ENT-Arbutus unedo  024-ENT-Arbutus unedo-c

Species:  Arbutus unedo

Common name:  Strawberry Tree

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Europe, Ireland

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White bell-shaped flowers, edible fruit. People make jellies and jams out of the fruit.

025-ENT-Encephalartos arenarius  026-ENT-Encephalartos arenarius

Species:  Encephalartos arenarius

Family:  Zamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: Female cones have ripened and have opened, showing bright red-orange seed segments

027-PG-Justicia brandegeana  028-PG-Justicia brandegeana-c

Species:  Justicia brandegeana

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaeae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Coral red flowers resemble cooked shrimp

029-PG-Phoenix loureiri  030-PG-Phoenix loureiri-c

Species:  Phoenix loureiri

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southeast Asia

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Fairly low-growing with clusters of seeds and flowers

031-PG-Arenga engleri-c  032-PG-Arenga engleri

Species:  Arenga engleri

Common name:  Formosa Palm

Family:  Arecaeae

Region of Origin:  Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Large fruit clusters. Fruit can cause a severe allergic reaction to the skin, so gloves are recommended when touching it. The fruit is not edible.

034-DC-Neoporteria cephalophora

Species:  Neoporteria cephalophora

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Chile

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Rose-red flowers

035-DC-Adenium boehmianum

Species:  Adenium boehmianum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin: Western Cape

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Light pink flowers

036-DC-Conophytum minutum

Species:  Conophytum minutum

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  West Cape

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Lavender flowers

037-DC-Lapidaria margaretae

Species:  Lapidaria margaretae

Family:  Aizoaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers

038-DC-Lithops karasmontana ssp karasmontana

Species:  Lithops karasmontana ssp karasmontana

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: White flowers

033-DC-Ariocarpus agavoides

Species:  Ariocarpus agavoides

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Magenta flowers; "Oides" means it looks like, so it looks like an agave.

039-DG-Aloe ciliaris 040-DG-Aloe ciliaris-c

Species:  Aloe ciliaris

Common name:  Climbing Aloe

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Shrubby plant with red flowers.

041-DG-Bromelia balansae

Species:  Bromelia balansae

Common name:  Heart of Flame

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Large fruit cluster. Squirrels won't touch it, so probably not edible.

 

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