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Title: United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C., 13 February 2005

United States Botanic Garden (USBG), Washington, D.C.

As usual, the UMBG had a wonderful display. Some of the plants that I saw on 13 February 2005 are shown below.

(E. M. Barrows, 13 February 2005)

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Figures1–5. Cyclamen cultivars (Cyclamen, Primulaceae).

Figure 6. Cyclamen cultivar (Cyclamen, Primulaceae).

Figure 7. Agave titanota (agave, Agavaceae), native to Rancho Tambor, Oaxaca, Mexico; IUCN, The World Conservation Union, Red List of Threatened Plants, rare. There are scores of flowers at the top of the spike, and a few flowers on short spikes by the rosette.

Figure 8. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba, Simmondaceae).

Figures 9–10. Kalanchoe orgyalis (kalanchoe, Crassulaceae).

Figure 11. Kalanchoe orgyalis (kalanchoe, Crassulaceae).

Figure 12. Carica papaya (Papaya, Caricaceae).

Figure 13. Ricinus communis (Castorbean, Euphorbiaceae).

Figures 14–15. Phaius tankervilliae (orchid, Orchidaceae).

Figure 16. ‘Jewel Box, Dark Violet’ (orchid, Orchidaceae).

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