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 Ten




 
Borago officinalis
Borage
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Europe
 
Salvia chiapensis
Chiapas sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mexico

 
The Aspodelaceae or asphodel family is one like many other families that is under revision. Its main genus is Aloe, which was placed by Cronquist as a family with the lily, iris and agave families into order Liliales. The 1998 APG system accepted the Asphodelaceae as a family in its own right, but the 2003 APG revision made this taxa an optional segregate of the family Xanthor- rhoeaceae in the order Asparagales. This is why aloes sometimes are listed in the Liliaceae, Agavaceae, Aloaceae or Asphodelaceae. The greatest diversity of  the putative Asphodelaceae is in South Africa with such genera as Aloe, As- phodelus (hence the family name), Gasteria, Haworthia, Bulbine, Kniph- ofia and others, and about 800 species. The leaves are mostly basal or subbasal, linear, parallel-veined and sometimes succulent. The perianth parts are in 3's and the fruit is a capsule. One genus is in New Zealand.
Aloe petricola
Rock aloe
Asphodelaceae (Aspodel family)
South Africa


 
Escallonia sp.
Escallonia
Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry family)
South America
 
Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata'
Shrimp plant
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Mexico

 
Teucrium cossonii
Fruity teucrium, Majorcan teucrium
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Majorca, Balearic Islands
 
Senna surattensis
Glossy shower, Scrambled egg bush
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Asia, Australia and Polynesia

 
Chionanthus virginicus
Fringe tree
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Eastern U.S.
 
Chrysocephalum apiculatum 'Flambé
Orange'
Common everlasting, Yellow buttons
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Australia

 
Morus nigra
Black mulberry [fruit]
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
China, Korea
 
Livistona decipiens
Weeping cabbage palm, Ribbon fan palm
Arecaceae (Palm family)
Australia

 
cf. Plectranthus sp.
Spurflower
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
 
Iris douglasiana
Douglas iris
Iridaceae (Iris family)
California and Oregon

 
Brachychiton australis
Broad-leaved bottle tree
Sterculiaceae (Cacao family)
Australia
 
Pavonia praemorsa
Yellow mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
South Africa



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