The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2007

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Species:  Callistemon 'Little John'

Family:  Myrtaceae

Location in Garden:  Munger Research Center

Notes:   Red stamen flowers

 

Species:  Camellia sasanqua 'Showa-no-sakae'

Family:  Theaceae

Location in Garden:  Munger Research Center

Notes:   Pink flowers

 

Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Entrance

 

Species:  Arenga engleri

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Colorful fruit is toxic, not edible

 

Species:  Trithrinax acanthocoma

Common name:  Buriti Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southern Brazil, Argentina

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Yellow flower clusters; trunk has spiny hairs

 

Species:  Justicia brandegeana

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Red flowers resemble cooked shrimp

 

Species:  Phoenix loureirii

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Southeast Asia

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Bright orange clusters

Species:  Trachycarpus fortunei

Common name:  Chinese Windmill Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  India, Burma, China

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Yellow influorescence


Species:  Brahea decumbens

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:   Dwarf palm with bluish-green leaves

Species:  Mammillaria pondii subgenus cochemia

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Red flowers



Species:  Coryphantha calipensis

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  

Species:  Uncarina grandidieri

Family:  Pedaliaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory; also in Botanical Conservatory Lab with seed pods

Notes:   Yellow flowers


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:  Conophytum minutum

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  West Cape

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Lavender flowers



Species:  Lithops francisci

Family:  Aizoaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:   Yellow flowers

 

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