The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

October 2007

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Species:  Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Common name:  King Palm, Piccabben Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:   Red fruit

Species:  Caladium bicolor 'Aaron'

Family:  Araceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:  White veined-green leaves   


Species:  Justicia aurea

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Yellow flowers   

 

Species:  Solanum rantonettii (Lycianthus)

Common name:  Blue Potato Bush

Family:  Solanaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Blue/purple flowers

 

Species:  Tibouchina urvilleana 'Edwardsii'

Family:  Melastomataceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Purple flowers   

 

Species:  Thunbergia battiscombei

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Blue flowers

 

Species:  Calliandra haematocephala

Common name:  Pink Powderpuff Bush

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  Bolivia

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red-pink stamen flowers

 

Species:  Carissa macrocarpa

Common name:  Natal Plum

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Fragrant white flowers, red fruit

 

Species:  Gossypium barbadense

Common name:  Tree Cotton

Family:  Malvaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Cotton bolls

 

Species:  Duranta erecta 'Sarasota'

Common name:  Sky Flower

Family:  Verbenaceae

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Lavender flowers

 

Species:  Rondeletia odorata

Family:  Rubiaceae

Region of Origin:  Cuba, Jamaica

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red flowers

 

Species:  Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Common name:  Brazilian Red Cloak

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Venezuela

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:   Red flowers  

 

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