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


November 2007
Page Two




 
Eucalyptus doratoxylon
Spearwood mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Myoporum acuminatum
Mangrove boobialla
Myoporaceae (Myoporum family)
Eastern Australia

 
Eucalyptus carnea
Thick-leaved mahogany
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia


 
Ensete ventricosum
Abyssinian banana, Red banana
Musaceae (Banana family)
Ethiopia
(Last picture after windstorm Dec. 07)

 
Eucalytus orbifolia
Round-leaved mallee
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Western Australia
 
Eucalyptus torelliana
Cadaga
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Aloe tenuior
iKhalana
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

 
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn redwood
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
China

 
The Rubiaceae, commonly called the coffee, bedstraw or madder family, is the fourth largest flowering plant family after the Orchidaceae, Asteraceae and Faba- ceae. It includes some 600 genera and about 10,000 species with a cosmopoli- tan distribution which is concentrated mainly in the tropics and subtropics. Despite its large size, the names of most genera in the family are not particularly recognizable but some of the more famil-
iar ones would be Gardenia, Coffea (the source of coffee), Cinchona (the source of quinine), and Galium (bed- straw). Most family members are trees and shrubs. The leaves are simple and usually entire, mostly opposite with some whorled. The family takes its name from genus Rubia, an epithet derived from the Latin ruber or "red," for a reddish dye present in the roots. The corollas are typically sympetalous and 4-5-lobed, and the ovary nearly always inferior.
Chomelia obtusa
No common name recorded
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
Brazil


 
Bidens pilosa
Common beggar ticks
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Philippines
 
Ficus barraui
No common name recorded
Moraceae (Mulberry family)
New Caledonia

 
Alectryon tomentosus
Hairy alectryon, Woolly rambutan, Hairy bird's eye
Sapindaceae (Soapberry family)
Eastern Australia
 
Ilex cornuta 'Willow Leaf'
Willow-leaved holly
Aquifoliaceae (Holly family)
Hort.

 
Coelogyne rochussenii
Necklace orchid
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines

 
Cupressus lusitanica
Mexican cypress
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Mexico to Central America
 
Paphiopedilum Radnage
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Ansellia africana
Leopard orchid
Orchidaceae
(Orchid family)
South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and tropical Africa

 
Rosa 'Intrigue'
Rosaceae (Rose family)
Hort.
 
Cupressus cashmeriana
Kashmir cypress
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)
Kashmir

 
Citrus medica
Fingered citron, Buddha's hand
Rutaceae (Citrus family)
Eastern Mediterranean to NE India
 
Gleditsia macrantha
Honey locust
Fabaceae (Pea family)
China

 
Montanoa leucantha
Zoapatle, Tree daisy
Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Mexico
 
Quercus douglasii
Blue oak
Fagaceae (Oak family)
Central and Southern California



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