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April 2007
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Notocactus elegans
No common name recorded
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Watsonia sp.
Bugle lily
Iridaceae (Iris family)
South Africa

Caesalpinia gilliesii
Bird-of-paradise shrub
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Argentina, Uruguay
Mammillaria sp.
Strawberry cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Hesperaloe parviflora
Red yucca
Agavaceae (Agave family)

Echinocactus grusonii
Golden barrel cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Eastern central Mexico

Alstroemeria aurea
Peruvian lily, Golden lily-of-the-Incas
Alstroemeriaceae (Alstroemeria family)
Notocactus werdermannianus
Red notocactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Convolvulus sabatius
Ground morning-glory
Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory family)
Italy and North Africa
The Convolvulaceae, commonly called the bindweed or morning-glory family, is a cosmopolitan family of 50-65 genera and about 1500 species. Most people have a good idea of what morning-glories look like, with their climbing or twining stems and their large 5-lobed and funnel-shaped flowers that are structured like the aperture of a camera and unfoldl as they open. The leaves are alternate and simple, and many species have a milky sap. The Convolvulaceae is mostly a herbaceous family with some shrubs and trees, and takes its name from the Latin convolvere, "to wind," in reference to the winding character of the stem. The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a member of this family, and the seeds of some species have had medicinal uses as purgatives. The parasitic dodder has been considered by some taxonomists as a family member.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Central America
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Brazil)

Parkinsonia aculeata
Jerusalem thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical America
Callistemon rugulosus 'Canberra'
(syn. C. macropunctatus)
Scarlet bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Iris cultivar
Bearded iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Acacia coriacea
Fabaceae (Pea family)

Brachychiton populneus
(Cacao family)
Eastern Australia
Dianthus sp.
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Combretum erythrophyllum
Bush willow
Combretaceae (Combretum family)
South Africa

Albuca cf. canadensis
Sentry in the box
Liliaceae (Lily family)
South Africa

Cotyledon 'Chalk Fingers'
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Gaura lindheimeri
Wand flower
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
North America

Rosa wichuraiana 'Petite Pink Scotch Rambler'
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Aloe secundiflora
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
East Africa

Acanthus mollis
Bear's Breeches
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Southern Europe, NW Africa


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