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


August 2007
Page Three




 
Eucalyptus alba
White gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Northern Australia and Timor
 
Ficus obliqua
Small-leaved fig
Moraceae (Fig family)
Eastern Australia

 
Tillandsia cyanea
Pink quill, Air plant
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Ecuador
 
Paphiopedilum 'Bengal Lancers'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Doritis pulcherrima
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Southeast Asia

 
Globba winitii
Dancing ladies ginger
Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)
Thailand and Vietnam
 
Pavonia hastata
Pale pavonia, Pale rock rose
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
South America

 
Gardenia jasminoides
Cape jasmine, Common gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
China and Japan
 
Pistacia mexicana
(syn. Pistacia texana)
Mexican pistachio, Texas pistachio
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Texas to Mexico

 
Sigmatostalix amazonica
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae
(Orchid family)
South America

 
Phalaenopsis mariae
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines
 
Miltonia 'Hannover'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Ophiopogon jaburan 'Vittatus' (= Liriope gigantea)
Giant lily-turf
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Japan

 
Hemerocallis 'Cleopatra'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.
 
Hemerocallis 'Spc Passion Released'
Day lily
Hemerocallidaceae (Hemerocallis family)
Hort.

 
The Boraginaceae or borage family has about 2700 species in 150 genera and is comprised of trees, herbaceous plants and shrubs. The tree genera are distribu-
ted across the world in tropical and sub-
tropical regions, while the herbs are pre-
sent almost everywhere although con- centrated mainly in the Mediterranean and warm temperate Asia. Another fam-
ily in taxonomic limbo, the APG system includes the Hydrophyllaceae, which Heywood considers a natural family, and others have broken the Boraginaceae into several families. Vegetative parts are typically stiff-haired, and the flowers are in terminal or axillary cymes or solitary. The fruit is most often a schizocarp that splits into four 1-seeded nutlets. Econo- mic uses of family members include edi- ble fruit, timber, dyes, and medicines. Some of the more well known plants are borage, comfrey, heliotrope, forget-me- nots, popcorn flowers, and fiddlenecks.
Cordia superba
Brazilian cordia
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Eastern Brazil


 
Phalaenopsis violacea
Purple phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Indonesia and Malaysia
 
Nerium oleander 'Petite Pink'
Dwarf oleander
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Mediterranean to Japan

 
Dianthus sp.
Pink
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Hort.
 
Pistacia chinensis
Chinese pistacio
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
China and Taiwan
[fruit]

 
Farfugium japonicum 'Aureomaculatum'
(syn. Ligularia tussilaginea)
Leopard plant
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hort. (Orig. Japan)
 
Cattleya hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae
(Orchid family)
Hort.



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