Scientific name - Banksia ericifolia
Popular names - Lantern Banksia, Heath banksias, wadanggari.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Australia, Blue Mountains.
Description - shrub or small tree, 6 feet tall. Gray-brown bark, branches smooth with lenticels. Leaves alternate, linear, 10 x 1 mm, truncated tip, margins revolute, entire, more or less sessile. Inflorescence 10-20 cm long. Perianth 16-28 mm long, yellow-brown. Blooms from July to October. Fruit follicles, 15-20 mm long.
Growth Rate - slowly.
Tolerances - tolerate frosts of short duration, humidity and drought.
Requirements - prefer acid soils, well drained, sunny in the exhibition.
Propagation - by seed, after pretreatment with hot water, treated with fungicides. Germinateza in 3-12 weeks from sowing.
Curiosity - Banksia ericifolia Proteaceae family native to Australia belongs.
The species was collected by Joseph Banks in 1770, was called by his son Carl Linnaeus in 1782.
In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Trees and shrubs
Ziziphus jujuba Mill - jujuba
Deciduu tree, 5.12 m high. Stalk annually, thin, 2-3 mm diameter, pale green, glabra, geniculati. Leaves alternate, bright green, elliptical language-lanceolata, margine crenata, top obtuse or emarginat, the round or asymmetrical, 3-5 cm long; nervatiune arch, median rib and a pair of secondary ribs, pale green stalks, 5-7 mm .
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.
Thunbergia alata - black-eyed Susan
Thunberg spelled - a species native to tropical Africa, but common as ornamental plants.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Indigofera jucunda - shrub or small tree, evergreen, native to the forests of Africa, Kwazulu-Natal, near rocks and rivers.
Epilobium dodonaei - spcie originated in Europe and the Caucasus, increases debris, calcareous rocks, up to 1700 m altitude.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Hydrangea - Hortensia
Genus includes 80 species, the most popular are H. macrophylla, H. arborescens, H. paniculata and H. quercifolia. Shrub or voluble species with opposite leaves. Flowers solitary or grouped in inflorescences type corymb, Raceme. Ovary compound, 2-10 rags, below. Capsule truncata. Seeds numerous, ribbed.
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.