The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

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Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Entrance

 

Species:  Arbutus unedo

Common name:  Strawberry Tree

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Europe, Ireland

Location in Garden:  Entrance

Notes: White flowers, edible fruit


Species:  Archontophoenix alexandrae

Common name:  Step Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Queensland

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Phoenix canariensis

Common name:  Canary Island Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Nannorrhops stocksiana

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Pakistan

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden


Species:  Phoenix loureiri var. humilis

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southeast Asia

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden, Lower area bordering Lily Ponds lawn

 

Species:  Encephalartos ferox

Family:  Zamiaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Large orange female cone


Species:  Ruellia macrantha

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Lavender-rose flowers


Species:  Kalanchoe tomentosa

Common name:  Fuzzy Wuzzy

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory


Species:  Mammillaria carmenae ser. lasiacantha

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory


Species:  Ariocarpus retusus

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory


Species:  Stapelia flavirostris

Common name:  Carrion Flower, Starfish Flower

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Dull purple-red flowers


Species:  Mammillaria nivosa

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  West Indies

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Welwitschia mirabilis

Family:  Welwitschiaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia, Angola

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Female cones

  

Species:  Adenium boehmianum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Light pink flowers

Species:  Conophytum minutum

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  Western Cape

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Lavender flowers that last only a day or two


Species:  Conophytum umidausense

Family:  Aizoaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

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