The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2006

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Species:  Phoenix loureirii

Family:  Arecaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Open hybrid


Species:  Syagrus romanzoffiana

Common name:  Queen Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina, Brazil

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:


Species:  x Amarygia parkeri

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: White flowers


Species:  Canna 'Gaiety'

Family:  Cannaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Yellow/red flowers

 

Species:  Uncarina grandidieri, Alluaudia procera

Family:  Pedaliaceae/Didiereaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow flowers/Very tall


Species:  Melocactus

Common name:  Turk's Cap

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Top is the cephalium


Species:  Borzicactus intertextus

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Yellow-gold flowers


Species:  Haworthia truncata

Family:  Aloeaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa, Western Cape

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes: Translucent "windows" in the leaf tips


Species:  Orthophytum gurkenii

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:


Species:  Aeonium 'Cyclops'

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Dark leaves


Species:  Aeonium 'Pseudotabuliforme'

Family:  Crassulaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Green leaves

 

Species:  Plumeria acutifolia

Common name:  Frangipani, Temple Tree

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Jungle Garden

Notes: Fragrant white flowers

 

Species:  Pachypodium lamerei

Common name:  Madagascar Palm

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: White flowers; Not actually a Palm; Trunks have spines

 

Species:  Cotyledon orbiculata

Family:  Crassulaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Pink flowers

 

Species:  Cyphostemma juttae

Common name:  Succulent Grape, Desert Grape

Family:  Vitaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes: Toxic red fruit

 

Species:  Aloe 'Hercules'

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, by Sycamore

Notes: Interesting bark like snakeskin

 

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