What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


January 2007
Page One




 
Crassula ovata
Jade plant
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Southern Africa
 
Aloe arborescens
Krantz aloe, Octopus plant
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Africa

 
Chamelaucium uncinatum
Geraldton wax flower
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Lantana montevidensis 'Alba'
Trailing lantana
Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Tropical South America

 
Westringia fruticosa
Australian rosemary
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Eastern Australia
 
Acacia ligulata
Umbrella bush
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Western Australia

 
Hertia cheirifolia
No common name recorded
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Northern Africa
 
Chasmanthe floribunda
African cornflag
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Southern Africa

 
Grevillea lanigera
Spider flower
Proteaceae (Protea family)
Australia
 
Osmanthus fragrans
Sweet olive
Oleaceae (Olive family)
Asia

 
Aloe ferox (= A. candelabrum)
Bitter aloe, Cape aloe
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Southern Africa

 
Callistemon 'Rosea'
Bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle)
Hort.
 
Phalaenopsis 'Golden Chief'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Lobelia laxiflora
Mexican lobelia
Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)
Southern U.S. to Columbia
 
Strelitzia juncea
Leafless bird-of-paradise
Strelitziaceae (Crane flower family)
South Africa

 
Echeveria gibbiflora
Coral star
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family)
Mexico

 
Aloe X principis
(A. arborescens X A. ferox)
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Teucrium fruticans
Bush germander
Lamiaceae
Iberia, Italy, North Africa

 
Aloe aculeata
Ngopane
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa
 
Acacia podalyriifolia
Queensland silver wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
NE Australia

 
Aster X frikartii 'Monch'
(A. amellus X A. thomsonii)
Frikart's daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Hort.
 
Callistemon salignus 'Perth Pink'
Bottlebrush
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Hort. (Orig. Australia)

 
The Leeaceae is a monotypic family containing the single genus Leea with approximately 70 species. Leea has often been put in the grape family (Vitaceae), and derives its name from the 18th century Scottish horticulturist James Lee who was a nurseryman at Vineyard Nursery in Hammersmith, gardener to the Duke of Argyll, and a correspondent of Linnaeus. He had plant collectors both in North America and at the Cape of South Africa. There are species of Leea in South and South-east Asia extending to the Himalayas and Australia, and parts of Africa and Madagascar. They can be herbs, trees or shrubs, and are self-supporting without tendrils as in the Vitaceae. The leaves are alternate and pinnate or rarely simple, and the fruits are rather dry, subglobose berries of purple, black or orange.
Leea coccinea
Hawaiian holly, West Indian holly
Leeaceae (Leea family)
Burma


 
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Carrotwood
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Australia

 
Eucalyptus behriana
Broad-leaved mallee box
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia
 
Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Silver-dollar gum, Red box
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Australia

 
Casimiroa edulis
White sapote, Mexican apple
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Mexico, Central America

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