Pachypodium lamerei
Lima, Peru
Pachypodium from the Latin form of Greek pachus for “thick” and podion for “foot”, meaning thick-footed and referring to the pachycaule trunk, which serves as a water storage system. 
These spiny, succulent shrubs are native to Madagascar. Sometimes pachycaule trunks are found underground, but are distinct from roots.

Pachypodium lamerei

Lima, Peru

Pachypodium from the Latin form of Greek pachus for “thick” and podion for “foot”, meaning thick-footed and referring to the pachycaule trunk, which serves as a water storage system. 

These spiny, succulent shrubs are native to Madagascar. Sometimes pachycaule trunks are found underground, but are distinct from roots.

Habranthus robustus
Lima, Peru
Habranthus from the Greek ἀβρος, habros, for “small”, “delicate” or “agreeable”, and ἄνθος, anthos, for “flower”; robustus from Latin for “strong and hardy”.
Known as the ‘Pink Fairy Lily’, this rain lily is native to southern Brazil and contains galanthamine-type alkaloids, which can be lethal to humans.

Habranthus robustus

Lima, Peru

Habranthus from the Greek ἀβρος, habros, for “small”, “delicate” or “agreeable”, and ἄνθος, anthos, for “flower”; robustus from Latin for “strong and hardy”.

Known as the ‘Pink Fairy Lily’, this rain lily is native to southern Brazil and contains galanthamine-type alkaloids, which can be lethal to humans.

Crassula perforata
Lima, Peru
Crassula from the Latin crassus, meaning “thick” due to its succulent leaves; perforata from the Latin perforatus for “perforated”, referring to the leaves being covered in punctate oil glands.This succulent is known as “String of Buttons” and is a native of South Africa.

Crassula perforata

Lima, Peru

Crassula from the Latin crassus, meaning “thick” due to its succulent leaves; perforata from the Latin perforatus for “perforated”, referring to the leaves being covered in punctate oil glands.

This succulent is known as “String of Buttons” and is a native of South Africa.

Datura fastuosa
National Botanical Garden, DC

Datura fastuosa

National Botanical Garden, DC

Azalea spp.
New York Botanical Garden

Azalea spp.

New York Botanical Garden

Prunus x cistena
Washington, DC

Prunus x cistena

Washington, DC

Passiflora spp.
Xalapa, Mexico

Passiflora spp.

Xalapa, Mexico

Scillia sibirica
New York, NY

Scillia sibirica

New York, NY

Ranunculus spp.
New York, NY

Ranunculus spp.

New York, NY

Prunus serrulata
Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Prunus serrulata

Brooklyn Botanical Garden