The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2005

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062-DG-Lophocereus schotti

Species:  Lophocereus schotti

Common name:  Totem Pole Cactus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Baja bed

063-DG-Aloe ramosissima  064-DG-Aloe ramosissima-c

Species:  Aloe ramosissima

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow/green flowers. These turn into larger trees.

065-LP-Melaleuca quinquenervia  066-LP-Melaleuca quinquenervia-c

Species:  Melaleuca quinquenervia

Common name:  Cajeput, Paperbark Tree

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: White stamen flowers. Sometimes called a White Bottlebrush, but it is a different family. Has bark that peels off in sheets. Often used to line wire hanging baskets. Very adaptable tree.

067-LP-Ginkgo biloba  068-LP-Ginkgo biloba-c

Species:  Ginkgo biloba

Common name:  Maidenhair Tree

Family:  Ginkgoaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes: Fall color. These line Allen near the entrance. The extract GBE from the yellow autumn leaves contains a vitamin that is said to strengthen blood vessels and is used to reduce the production of tissue-damaging free radicals. Called Maidenhair Tree because the leaves resemble those of the Maidenhair Fern.

069-JU-Camellia hiemalis 'Showa Supreme'  070-JU-Hertrich Memorial

Species:  Camellia hiemalis 'Showa Supreme'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, by the Hertrich memorial near the little bridge that goes from the Lily Ponds area to the Jungle Garden

Notes: Hertrich was Superintendent of the Gardens from 1905 until he retired in 1948 and he was around until in 1966.

071-JU-Strelitzia reginae  072-JU-Strelitzia reginae-c

Species:  Strelitzia reginae

Common name:  Bird of Paradise

Family:  Strelitziaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Orange flower and yellow flower

073-JU-Philodendron  074-JU-Philodendron-c

Species:  Philodendron

Family:  Araceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Spathe (bract) and spadix (flower). Male and female flowers are both on this spadix.

075-JU-Aechmea fasciata

Species:  Aechmea fasciata

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink flowers. Planted two years ago when a donation of the plants for the Botanical Conservatory was made and there were extras. They don't need a lot of water and do well inside, so they make great houseplants.

076-JU-Cordyline

Species:  Cordyline

Family:  Agavaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Clusters of red fruit

077-JU-Neoregelia spectabilis

Species:  Neoregelia spectabilis

Common name:  Fingernail Plant

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Red-tipped leaves look like painted fingernails. Plant lives on things that fall into the center.

078-JU-Aechmea distichantha v. albiflora

Species:  Aechmea distichantha v. albiflora

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: The flowers that come out between the bracts are white.

079-JU-Aechmea cylindrica (gamosepala)  080-JU-Aechmea cylindrica (gamosepala)-c

Species:  Aechmea cylindrica (gamosepala)

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink with blue tips on the bracts

081-SU-Brunfelsia grandiflora  082-SU-Brunfelsia grandiflora-c

Species:  Brunfelsia grandiflora

Common name:  Yesterday-Today-and-Tomorrow

Family:  Solanaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes: Flowers start purple, fade to lavender, then white

 

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