What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


December 2006
Page Two



 
Senna racemosa
No common name recorded
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical America
 
Cattleya cultivar
Cattleya
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Tropical America)

 
The Melastomataceae is a very large family containing some 200 genera and 4500 species of herbs, shrubs, trees or lianas. The family is mostly tropical with two-thirds coming from the New World. Leaves are typically arranged in pairs and situated in a decussate fashion, each pair being at a right angle to the pairs above and below. Many members of this family are extremely invasive, and have developed adaptations such as high germination rates, the ability of fragments to root, rapid growth, early maturity, and efficient seed dispersal, allowing them to efficiently colonize secondary areas and disturbed habitats. Miconia calvescens and Clidemia hirta are two species which have caused great damage on Pacific islands. The family name comes from genus Melastoma, and is derived from the Greek melas, 'black,' and stoma, 'a mouth.' The berries of this species stain the mouth black.
Tibouchina urvilleana
Princess flower
Melastomataceae (Melastome family)
Mexico, West Indies, South America


 
Aechmea gamosepala
No common name recorded
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Southern Brazil

 
Rauvolfia caffra
Hinaboom
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Southern Africa
 
Fuchsia sp.
Fuchsia
Onagraceae (Evening primrose family)
Mostly South and Central America

 
Eremophila maculata
Spotted emu bush
Myoporaceae
(Myoporum family)
Australia
 
Lantana sellowiana 'Lavender Swirl'
Trailing lantana
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Hort. (Orig. Argentina)

 
Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii'
Commn gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
China
 
Hakea orthorrhyncha
Bird-beak hakea
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Australia

 
Anisacanthus quadrifidus
Desert honeysuckle, Flame acanthus
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Southern Texas, northern Mexico
 
Acacia irrorata
Green wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Australia

 
Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. connata
Large-fruited yellow gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Erythrina crista-galli
Cockspur coral tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Argentina to Brazil

 
Mahonia lomariifolia
Chinese holly grape
Berberidaceae (Barberry family)
Burma, western China, Taiwan

 
Bauhinia blakeana
Hong Kong orchid tree
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Hong Kong
 
Senecio medley-woodii
No common name recorded
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa

 
Hakea petiolaris
Sea urchin hakea
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Western Australia
 
Vanda cultivar
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Southeast Asia)

 
Eucalyptus macranda
Long-flowered marlock
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Clivia X cyrtanthiflora
(C. miniata X C. nobilis)
No common name recorded
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Hort.

 
Asclepias curassavica
Butterfly weed, Blood flower, Scarlet milkweed
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family
South America

 
Brugmansia versicolor
Orange angel's trumpet
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Ecuador
 
Cymbidium cultivar
Cymbidium
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Camellia japonica
Japanese camellia
Theaceae (Tea family)
China, Korea and Japan
 
Bulbine frutescens
Stalked bulbine
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Africa


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