What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum


July 2007
Page Five




 
Zephyranthes grandiflora
Pink rain lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Northern Mexico, Guatemala
 
Ipomoea carnea
Morning-glory shrub
Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Mexico to South America

 
The Cactaceae or cactus family is one of the more recognizable plant families, al- though the African euphorbias are often mistaken for cacti. The Cactaceae is re- stricted to the New World with a single exception, Rhipsalis baccifera, which grows in Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, however it's possible that that species originated in the New World since it exists there as well. Cacti are residents of deserts and semi-deserts, and the family contains about 2000 species in about 100 genera. They are succulent plants adapted to extremely hot and dry environments, their stems containing the chlorophyll they need to produce food, and the leaves having evolved into spines for protection from predators. The flowers are generally large and radially symmetrical. Cacti are a relatively recently evolved family since the continents moved apart, and many have important commercial uses.
Espostoa lanata
Old man cactus
Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Ecuador and Peru


 
Pleiogynium timorense
Burdekin plum
Anacardiaceae (Sumac family)
Eastern Australia and Papua New Guinea

 
Acacia seyal
Gum-arabic tree, Whistling thorn
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Egypt to eastern and southern Africa
 
Castanea mollissima
Chinese chestnut
Fagaceae (Oak family)
China and Korea

 
Corymbia (=Eucalyptus) calophylla X ficifolia
Red flowering gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Hort. (Orig. Australia)
 
Acacia pravissima
Owens wattle
Fabaceae (Pea family)
Southeast Australia

 
Achillea filipendulina 'Moonshine'
Fernleaf yarrow, Cloth of gold
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Central and Western Asia
 
Salvia mexicana
Mexican sage
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Mexico

 
Ficus elastica
Rubber tree
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
India, Indonesia
 
Cattleya 'Louise Georgiana'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Gardenia cornuta
Horned gardenia
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Southern Africa
 
Eucalyptus stoatei
Scarlet pear gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Southwestern Australia

 
Tradescantia pallida
(syn. Setcreasea purpurea, S. pallida)
Purple heart, Wandering Jew
Commelinaceae
Mexico
 
Belamcanda chinensis
Blackberry lily, Leopard lily
Iridaceae (Iris family)
Eastern Russia to Japan

 
Typha sp.
Cat-tails
Typhaceae (Cat-tail family)
 
Hymenocallis sp.
Spider lily
Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis family)
Tropical America

 
Cynara cardunculus
Cardoon
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Southern Europe
 



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