Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Bermuda
Wildflowers of
Ireland
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
Huntington Gardens
Mike's Favorite
Wildflower Photos

What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


April 2007
Page Two




 
Dianella tasmanica
Tasmanian flax lily
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Tasmania, SE Australia
 
Eucalyptus platypus
Round-leaved moort
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia

 
The Sterculiaceae is also known as the cacao family. It is a mostly tropical and subtropical family with 65 genera and 1000 species and takes its name from the genus Sterculia, which is named in turn from the Latin stercus, "dung or manure," from the unpleasant smell of the flowers and leaves of some species. The family is composed mainly of shrubs and trees with simple, alternate leaves and flowers with five connate sepals and five or zero petals. As is the case with other families, a revision is likely in the works for Sterculiaceae and its close relatives Tiliaceae and Bombacaceae. Some sys- temists place the Sterculiaceae into the larger family Malvaceae. Many of the species in this family yield valuable lum- ber, and its best known products are chocolate and cocoa from Theobroma cacao and kola nuts from the genus Cola. Other familiar genera are Brachy-
chiton
and Fremontodendron.
Brachychiton rupestris
Queensland bottle tree
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Queensland


 
Athanasia acerosa
Coulter bush
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa
 
Gardenia thunbergia
Thunberg's gardenia, White gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
South Africa

 
Aloe grandidentata
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Cymbidium 'Tom Thumb'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip tree
Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
Eastern North America

 
Lippia micromeria
Dominican oregano
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Dominican Republic
 
Collinsia heterophylla
Chinese houses
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
California and Baja

 
Calliandra haematocephala
Red powder-puff
Fabaceae (Pea family)
South America
 
Cornus florida
Eastern flowering dogwood
Cornaceae (Dogwood family)
Eastern North America

 
Achillea millefolium
Yarrow (Common form)
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Circumboreal
 
Erythrina falcata
Coral tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
SE United States and Mexico

 
Aloe plicatilis
Fan aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Anthericum saundersii
Spider plant
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Africa and Europe

 
Ceiba pentandra
Kapok tree
Bombacaceae (Bombax family)
Tropical South America
 
Nemophila menziesii
Baby blue eyes
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf family)
California

 
Gilia tricolor
Bird's eye gilia
Polemoniaceae (Phlox family)
Western U.S.
 
Lupinus succulentus
Foothill lupine
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southwestern U.S.

 
Philadelphus X virginalis
Miniature snowflake, Virginal mock-orange
Hydrangeaceae (Hydranga family)
N. America, SE Europe and Asia
 
Cotoneaster sp.
Cotonoeaster
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Northern temperate regions

 
Ozothamnus diosmifolius 'Pink'
Pink rice flower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Eastern Australia
 
Salvia canariensis
Canary Island sage
Lamiaceae (Miint family)
Canary Islands

 
Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'
Elfin thyme
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
N. Europe to NW Spain
 
Senecio viravira
Dusty miller, Silver fern senecio
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southern Argentina

 
Coleonema album
White breath of heaven
Rutaceae (Rue family)
South Africa
 
Rehmannia elata
Chinese foxglove
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort family)
China



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