Scientific name - Lampranthus aurantiacus
Popular names - bush ice.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa.
Description - succulent species, perennial. Stems erect becoming prostrate with time, 30-45 cm long. Leaves evergreen, semi-cylindrical, green-glauca, 3 cm long. Yellow or orange flowers, 5 cm long. Fruit capsule.
Growth rate - Moderate.
Tolerances - can tolerate temperatures to -7 ° C when dried.
Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by cuttings and seeds. Seedlings 8-10 cm in early spring, is held to dry for three days after which the cut is given with a pinch rizogen which favor the formation of roots and put into the ground with sand juicy.
Cultivars - & lsquo; Glaucus' with bright yellow flowers;
'Gold Nugget' with orange flowers;
'Sunman' with golden-yellow flowers.
Properties and Uses - used as an ornamental species for rocarii.
Curiosity - Lampranthus derived from Greek, meaning bright, and 'Anthem' = flower.
Cactus and succulent plants
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Mammillaria tlalocii 'caespitosa' - cactus global branch at the base. Tulpuna spherical, time becomes columnara, 20 x 7 cm. 16-22 thorns radial, 1-2 mm long. 2.4 spin central, 6-10 mm long, dark brown. Flower pink-carmine, 12-14 x 8-10 mm.
Aeonium arboreum - tree aeonium
Sunshrub native from Maroc, stem branching, leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.
Erinus alpinus L.
Herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Stem branched, forming bush, 5-15 cm high. Leaves spatulate, 4 cm long, needle tapered. Flowers purple, 1.25 cm diameter, arranged in raceme of 6 cm long. Seeds ellipsoidal, 0.6-0.8 x 0.35-0.45 mm supreafata glossy, dark brown.
Tropaeolum majus L. - nasturium, Capucine
Tropaeolum majus is originally from Peru, which grows along the coasts and forests of hardwood. Also in Peru, is cultivated to prepare salads. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamin C and a natural antibiotic.
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.
African Sparmannia - shrub or small tree, native of southern Africa, as a species grown across the globe or outdoor ornamental pot.
New species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) found in Turkey
In Turkey the genus Dianthus consists in 71 species, two subspecies and 12 varieties (Reeve, 1967, Davis, Mill & Tan, 1988; Guner et al., 2000; Menemeni & Hamzaoglu, 2000; Aytaç & Duman, 2004).
Rosa gallia L.
Bush, 100-150 cm tall, robust system radically, lignificat produces underground runners. The stems are green, with red points. Leaves imparipenate; 3.7 Folio, oval or elliptical, or short stalks Sesi, evening edge, glabra upper surface and glossy, the lower part is lighter and has many glandular hairs