The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

November 2007

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Species:  Lithops karasmontana ssp. karasmontana

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:  Coleocephalocereus (Buningia) aureus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory


Species:  Hildewintera colademononis

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  Red flowers

 

Species:  Aloe ciliaris

Common name:  Climbing Aloe

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Ziziphus spina-christi

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  Asia Minor

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   White flowers

Species:  Aloe rabaiensis

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Zanzibar, Kenya

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Yellow flowers


Species:  Stapelia gigantea

Common name:  Starfish or Carrion Flower

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa to Tanzania

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Pale ochre-yellow flowers with tiny crimson lines attract flies

 

Species:  Euphorbia grandicornis

Common name:  Cow Horn Euphorbia

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Yellow "flowers"

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:  Aloe africana

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Under Chorisia

Species:  Echeveria pumila

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Stapelia hirsuta

Common name:  Starfish or Carrion Flower

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Maroon hairy flower

Species:  Tylecodon paniculatus

Common name:  Butter Tree

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Floss Silk Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Opuntia microdasys

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Crested

Species:  Beaucarnea recurvata

Common name:  Pony Tail Palm

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Moraea

Family:  Iridaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Birds spread the seed around everywhere

 

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