The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2006

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Species:  Lithops karasmontana ssp. karasomontana

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: White flowers

Species:  Dinteranthus vanzylii var. lineatus

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Agave attenuata 'Boutin Blue'

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Flower stalk


Species:  Pleiospilos willowmorensis

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers


Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, at east side of Desert Conservatory

Notes: Pinkish flowers

 

Species:  Ziziphus spina-christi

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  Asia minor

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White flowers; this may have been the plant mentioned in The Bible as the crown of thorns


Species:  Aloe rabaiensis

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Zanzibar, Kenya

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Yellow flowers


Species:  Aloe tororana

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Uganda

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Red-orange flowers


Species:  Aloe dichotoma / Alluaudia procera

Common name:  Quiver Tree /

Family:  Aloeaceae / Didiereaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa / Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: See next photo for close-up


Species:  Aloe dichotoma

Common name:  Quiver Tree

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

      

Species:  Furcraea selloa

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, Guatemala

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Bulbils in last picture

 

Species:  Stapelia

Common name:  Starfish or Carrion Flower

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Dark red star-shaped flowers attract flies, which in turn attract lizards

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Peru

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, along road

Notes: White flowers with yellow throats


Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:


Species:  Mammillaria geminispina

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Rose-pink flowers

 

Species:  Sansevieria subspicata

Common name:  Bowstring Plant, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Snake Plant

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Cream flowers; this plant is often seen in offices, but it only flowers when outdoors

 

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