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
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December 2006
Page Four




 
Escallonia bifida
White escallonia
Escalloniaceae (Escallonia family)
Uraguay and southern Brazil
 
Malephora crocea
Red iceplant, Coppery mesemb
Aizoaceae (Iceplant family)
South Africa

 
Dianthus chinensis 'Ideal Raspberry'
Dianthus, China pink
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Asia
 
Barleria micans
Yellow barleria
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Mexico and Costa Rica

 
Ludisia discolor
Jeweled ludisia, Jewel orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Southeast Asia
 
Aloe candelabrum (= ferox)
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

 
Verbascum chaixii
Nettle-leafed moth mullein
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Central Europe

 
Eucalyptus crenulata
Silver gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
SE Australia (Victoria)
 
Cymbidium cultivar
Cymbidium
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Paphiopedilum 'Matchless'
Paphiopedilum
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)
 
Viburnum tinus 'Compactum'
Spring bouquet viburnum
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)
Mediterranean

 
The Malvaceae or mallow family is a very complex one which is still in the process of being well defined. The way it is viewed by the two main schools are in a restricted monophylletic sense and in a broader sense. In the former, it is considered to have about 115 genera amd 1500 species, in the latter about 250 genera including lindens, kapoks, baobabs, durians, balsa, cacao and others. The family most closely related to the Malvaceae is the Bombacaceae, which is the family of the silk-floss trees. A typical mallow has five showy petals and numerous stamens fused into a tube around the pistil. The best known of the shrubby genera are Malva, Hibiscus, Abutilon, Lavatera and Althaea, while cotton (Gossypium) and okra (Abelmoschus) are two important agricultural members. The family also contains some trees, and is very widespread.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Agnes Gault'
Hibiscus
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.


 
Brassavola cultivar
Brassavola
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Central & South America)
 
Tabebuia impetiginosa 'Paulensis'
Dwarf pink trumpet tree
Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-vine family)
Mexico to Argentina

 
Angraecum eburneum
Angraecum
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Madagascar and Africa
 
Paphiopedilum 'Plymouth Rock'
Paphiopedilum
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort. (Orig. Asia)

 
Erigeron karvinskianus
Mexican fleabane
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mexico to Venezuela
 
Buddleja davidii 'Dwarf lilac'
Butterfly bush
Loganiaceae (Logania family)
Hort. (Orig. China)

 
 
Cestrum elegans 'Smithii'
Pink cestrum
Solanaceae (Nightshade family)
Mexico
 



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