The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2007

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Species:  Taxodium mucronatum

Common name:  Montezuma Cypress

Family:  Cupressaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes:  Deciduous water-loving trees, Round female cones

 

Species:  Casimiroa edulis

Common name:  White Sapote, Mexican Apple

Family:  Rutaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico, Central America

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

 

Species:  Podacarpus macrophyllus var. maki

Family:  Podacarpaceae

Region of Origin:  China

Location in Garden:  Lily Ponds

Notes:  Interesting berries

 

Species:  Ananas bracteata 'Variegata'

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:  Resembles a pink pineapple

Species:  Begonia 'Irene Nuss'

Family:  Begoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, under Ombu Tree

Notes:  Angel-wing begonia


Species:  Begonia 'Hot Tamale'

Family:  Begoniaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Species:  Portea petropolitana

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Region of Origin:  Brazil

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:  Lavender-blue petals, pink-orange sepals


Species:  Aechmea aquilegia

Family:  Bromeliaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, under Ombu Tree

Species:  Acalypha wilkesiana 'Beyond Paradise'

Common name:  Copperleaf

Family:  Euphorbiaceae

Region of Origin:  Pacific Islands

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden, in top of waterfall area


Species:  Hedychium gardnerianum

Common name:  Kahili Ginger

Family:  Zingiberaceae

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

 

Species:  Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Common name:  King Palm, Piccabean Palm

Family:  Arecaceae

Region of Origin:  Australia

Location in Garden:  Jungle Garden

Notes:  Red fruit

 

Species:  Peltophorum dubium

Common name:  Yellow Flame Tree

Family:  Fabaceae

Region of Origin:  South America

Location in Garden:  Subtropical Slope

Notes:  Yellow flowers; Looks like a yellow Jacaranda, but it is a different species

 

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