The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2007

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Species:  Notocactus ottonis

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  Pale yellow flowers


Species:  Kalanchoe marmorata

Common name:  Pen Wiper

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Species:  Aloe hildebrandtii

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  Somalia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Yellow flowers


Species:  Stapelia gigantea

Common name:  Carrion Flower, Starfish Flower

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  By the encephalartos (Cycad)

 

Species:  Pachypodium lameri

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White flowers

 

Species:  Plumeria acutifolia

Common name:  Frangipani, Temple Tree

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Fragrant white flowers   

 

Species:  Cussonia spicata

Common name:  Cabbage Tree

Family:  Araliaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Cyphostemma juttae

Common name:  Desert Grape

Family:  Vitaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Red fruit is toxic


Species:  Stapelia hirsuta

Family:  Asclepiadaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Maroon flower attracts flies which attract lizards

 

Species:  Chorisia speciosa

Common name:  Silk Floss Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Dark pink flowers, prickles on the trunk

 

Species:  Calliandra californica

Common name:  Baja Fairy Duster

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Baja

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Small red stamen flowers

 

Species:  Borzicactus samaipatanus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Red flowers

Species:  Oreocereus celsianus

Common name:  Old Man of the Andes

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Peru, Southern Bolivia, Northern Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Trichocereus candicans

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White flower

 

Species:  Sansevieria subspicata

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

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White flowers; this plant only flowers out of doors

 

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