Wildflowers of
Southern California
Flora of
Wildflowers of
Flora of
South Africa
Aloes of the
Huntington Gardens
Mike's Favorite
Wildflower Photos

What's Blooming at the Los Angeles County

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)
(Last picture after windstorm Dec. 07)

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

Aloe tenuior
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
South Africa

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn redwood
Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Chomelia obtusa
No common name recorded
Rubiaceae (Madder family)
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 familiar ones would be Gardenia, Coffea (the source of coffee), Cinchona (the source of quinine), and Galium (bedstraw). 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.

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)

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)

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

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

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

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


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