The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2007

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Species:  Stenocarpus sinuatus

Common name:  Firewheel Tree

Family:  Proteaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Entrance, Footnote Patio

Notes:  Red-orange wheel-like flowers

 

Species:  Arbutus unedo

Common name:  Strawberry Tree

Family:  Ericaceae

Region of Origin:  Mediterranean and a small part of Ireland

Location in Garden:  Entrance

 

Species:  Erythrina x bidwillii

Common name:  Coral Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Location in Garden:  Library

Notes:   Red flowers attract many hummingbirds

 

Species:  Justicia brandegeana 'Chartreuse'

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Chartreuse yellow flowers

 

Species:  Trithrinax campestris

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina, Uruguay

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: campestris means growing in the field

Species:  Phoenix theophrasti

Common name:  Cretan Date Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Crete, Greece, Turkey

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Species:  Encephalartos altensteinii

Common name:  Prickly Cycad

Family:  Zamiaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Male cones

Species:  Ariocarpus scaphirostris

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  Bright fuchsia


Species:  Mammillaria plumosa

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

 

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:  Adenium boehmianum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia, Angola

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Pachypodium horombense

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  Collected in 1928

Species:  Glottiphyllum oligocarpum

Family:  Aizoaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers


Species:  Conophytum x ectypum 'Mabel's Milkman'

Family:  Aizoaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Gold flowers

 

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