The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2007

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Species:  Opuntia

Common name:  Prickly Pear, Tuna

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Heritage

Notes:  Red fruit


Species:  Trichocereus angelesii

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White flower

 

Species:  Colletia paradoxa

Common name:  Crucifixion Thorn, Jet-Plane Plant

Family:  Rhamnaceae

Region of Origin:  Uruguay, Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Fragrant cream flowers  

Species:  Beaucarnea stricta

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden


Species:  Dracena draco

Common name:  Dragon Tree

Family:  Agavaceae

Region of Origin:  Canary Islands

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

 

Species:  Chorisia insignis

Common name:  Silk Floss Tree

Family:  Bombacaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   White flowers

 

Species:  Cereus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:   Red fruit  

 

Species:  Cedrus deodara

Common name:  Deodar Cedar

Family:  Pinaceae

Region of Origin:  Himalayas

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes:  Male pollen cones ripening   

 

Species:  Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'

Family:  Bignoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

 

Species:  Aechmea blanchetiana

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Bright green leaves

Species:  Aechmea aquilegia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Yellow/red flowers


Species:  Begonia 'Irene Nuss'

Family:  Begoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Pink flowers

Species:  Musa

Common name:  Banana

Family:  Musaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:  Fruit is present


Species:  Hedychium gardnerianum

Common name:  Kahili Ginger

Family:  Zingiberaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

 

Species:  Neoregelia spectabilis

Common name:  Painted Fingernail Plant

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes: Bracts are red at the tip

 

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