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


December 2006
Page Three




 
X Potinara
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Multigeneric hybrid
 
Pelargonium cordifolium
Heart-leaved pelargonium
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
South Africa

 
Caesalpinia cacalaco
Cascalote
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Mexico
 
Echinacea purpurea
Purple coneflower
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Eastern U.S.

 
Cattleya cultivar
Cattleya
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Tropical America)
 
Guzmania lingulata
Scarlet star
Bromeliaceae
(Bromeliad family)
West Indies, Central & South America

 
Reinwardtia indica
Yellow flax
Linaceae (Flax family)
Northern India
 
Anthurium sp.
Anthurium
Araceae (Arum family)
Tropical America

 
Aloe cryptopoda
Yellow aloe, Geelaalwyn
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines

 
Lilium formosanum
Formosa lily
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Taiwan
 
Multigeneric orchid hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Tulbaghia violacea
Society garlic
Alliaceae (Onion family)
South Africa
 
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'
Japanese honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Japan, Korea and China

 
Laelia anceps
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico
 
Aechmea fasciata
Silver-vase bromeliad
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad family)
Central and South America

 
Thunbergia alata
Black-eyed Susan vine
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Tropical and Southern Africa
 
Coreopsis auriculata
Mouse-ear tickseed, Eared tickseed
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southeastern U.S.

 
Corymbia (=Eucalyptus) ficifolia
Red-flowering gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia

 
X Brassolaeliocattleya
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Trigeneric hybrid
 
Aloysia triphylla
Lemon Verbena
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Argentina and Chile

 
Phalaenopsis aphrodite hybrid
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines
 
Allamanda cathartica
Golden trumpet vine
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
South America

 
The Heliconiaceae is a monotypic family containing the single genus Heliconia. The name comes from Mt. Helicon in Greece where the mythological Muses supposedly lived, and reflects the affinity of this genus to that of its close relative, Musa, the banana. It was formerly included in the Musaceae family. Other close relatives in the order Zingiberales are the banana-like genus Strelitzia, or bird-of-paradise, the gingers, Zingiber-aceae, and the canna lilies. There are between 200 and 250 species in the family, most native to the Americas and a few in the South Pacific. What most people take as the flowers are actually showy waxy bracts which enclose the true flowers. Other common names include lobster claw, wild plantain and false bird-of-paradise. Heliconias are important sources of food for certain forest hummingbirds and some bats.
Heliconia schiediana
Lobster claw
Heliconiaceae (Heliconia family)
Mexico


 
Holmskioldia sanguinea
Chinese hat plant
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Himalayan lowlands
 
Helleborus argutifolius
Corsican helleborus
Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)
Corsica and Sardinia

 
Tecoma 'Sunrise'
No common name recorded
Bignoniaceae (Bignonia family)
Neotropics, Africa
 
Arbutus sp.
Arbutus
Ericaceae (Heath family)
Mediterranean, W. Europe, western U.S.



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