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


September 2007
Page Two




 
Paphiopedilum helvetica
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
South and Southeast Asia
 
Angophora melanoxylon
Smooth-bark apple
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia

 
Eucalyptus cloeziana
Yellow messmate
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Epidendrum 'White Christmas'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Eucalyptus resinifera
Red mahogany
Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)
Eastern Australia
 
Limonium sinuatum
Marsh rosemary, Statice, Sea lavender
Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort family)
Mediterranean, West Asia

 
Musa X paradisiaca
Banana
Musaceae (Banana family)
Hort.

 
The Passifloraceae or passion flower family contains between 500 and 700 species in about 16 genera and has a mainly tropical and subtropical distribu- tion with a few species reaching more temperate areas. The family includes trees, shrubs, woody or herbaceous climbing plants, and annual and perennial herbs. The family takes it name from the genus Passiflora, an epithet derived from the Latin passio, "passion," and floris, "flower." In the 15th and 16th centuries Spanish missionaries discov- ered the flower and made it the symbol of the crucifixion of Christ, the radial filaments representing the Crown of Thorns, the ten petals and sepals representing the ten apostles, and the five lower anthers representing Jesus' five wounds. Many species are grown for their edible fruits like passion fruit, granadilla, maypop and sweet calabash, and many simply as beautiful ornamentals.
Passiflora vitifolia
Scarlet passion flower, Red granadilla
Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Nicaragua to Peru


 
Fraxinus malacophylla
No common name recorded
Oleaceae (Olive family)
China
 
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Itsy Bitsy White'
No common name recorded
Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Hort.

 
Cattleya maxima
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Ecuador, Peru and Columbia
 
Laelia finckeniana
(L. albida X L. anceps)
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Mexico

 
Agave parryi
Parry's agave
Agavaceae (Agave family)
Southwest U.S. and Mexico

 
Zygopetalum intermedium
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
 
Encyclia alata 'Lemon Mist' X
E. phoenicium 'Gleneyrie'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Eria merrillii
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines
 
Dendrobium hybrid
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.

 
Xylosma congestum
Shiny xylosma
Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia family)
Southeastern China

 
Myrmecophila sp.
Ant plant
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Central and South America
 
Bixa orellana
Annatto, Achiote, Lipstick tree
Bixaceae (Achiote family)
Tropical America

 
Brassocattleya 'Pink Cloud'
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Hort.
 
Hypoestes phyllostachya
Polka-dot plant
Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Madagascar

 
Euphorbia cyathophora
Mexican fireplant, Wild poinsettia
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)
Southern U.S., S. America, West Indies
 
Aloe bulbilifera
No common name recorded
Asphodelaceae (Asphodel family)
Madagascar

 
Dendrochilum cobbianum
No common name recorded
Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Philippines



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