Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Bermuda
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Ireland
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
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What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
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December 2007
Page One




 
Pachypodium geayi
Madagascar palm
Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)
Southwestern Madagascar
 
Ruellia makoyana
Trailing velvet plant
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Brazil

 
The Amaranthaceae or amaranth family is widely distributed across tropical, sub-
tropical and temperate regions of the world, but concentrated mainly in Africa, and Central and South America. It is a large family and contains between 70 and 160 genera and between 1000 and 2400 species. The APG II system includes the taxa that were formerly placed in the Chenopodiaceae, which accounts for the disparity in numbers of species and genera. Whether they are in the same family or not, they are certainly closely related. The leaves are simple, estipulate and generally entire. The flowers are usually small and frequently prickly due to the bristly perianth and bracts, they have 4-5 connate petals and are often subtended by bracts or bractlets. Some Amaranth species have grainlike edible seeds that were widely used in Central and South America. Many species are grown today as ornamentals.
Iresine lindenii
Bloodleaf
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Ecuador


 
Eucalyptus laeliae
Darling Range ghost gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southwestern Australia
 
Dendrobium 'Pompadour'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Laelia rubescens
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Central America
 
Laelia gouldiana
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico

Corymbia (Eucalyptus) maculata
Spotted gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Acacia holosericea
Velvet wattle, Fish poison wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Northeastern Australia
 
Eucalyptus paramattensis
Calgaroo
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Aloe spectabilis
Mountain aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

Buddleja madagascariensis
Yellow butterfly bush
Loganiaceae (Logania family)
Madagascar

 
Acacia farnesiana
Sweet acacia
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Tropical and subtropical America
 
Acer paxii
Evergreen maple
Aceraceae (Maple family)
Central and Southwestern China

 
Cattleya mendelii
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Columbia
 
Laeliocattleya 'Bonanza'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Osmanthus heterophyllus
Holly tea olive, Holly osmanthus, False holly
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Japan

 
Zanthoxylum simulans
Chinese pepper
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
China
 
X Laeliocattleya Mariner 'Far Horizon'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Delairea odorata
Cape ivy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South Africa
 
Currently unidentified

 
Aloe acutissima
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Madagascar
 
Callistemon rugulosus 'Violaceus'
Purple bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Hort.

 
Eucalyptus staigeriana
Lemon-scented ironbark
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Oxalis corniculata
Creeping wood-sorrel
Oxalidaceae (Oxalis family)
Europe



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