achimenes


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achimenes

(ˌækɪˈmiːniːz)
n
(Plants) any plant of the tropical S American tuberous-rooted perennial genus Achimenes, with showy red, blue, or white tubular flowers, some of which are grown as greenhouse plants: family Gesneriaceae
[from Latin achaemenis, from Greek achaimenis, a species of euphorbia]
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Noun1.achimenes - any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxiniasachimenes - any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Achimenes - genus of tropical perennial American herbs
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Achimenes are known as hot water plants because it was thought plunging the pot into hot but not boiling water would make it flower.
DRY off achimenes and set under a bench until needed.
A report on the classification of Achimenes, Eucodonia, Seemannia, Goyazia, and Anetanthus (Gesneriaceae).
It belongs to the family gesneriaceae which includes African violets, gloxinias and achimenes.
APPENDIX 1 Species collected in the late 19th and early 20th century Species Date Collector Acalypha macularis 1906-10-28 Oton Jimenez 46 Acalypha amentacea 1906-12-03 Oton Jimenez 95 Acanthus mollis 1931-03-25 Juvenal Valerio 73 Achimenes grandiflora 1888-07-31 Paul Biolley Achimenes longiflora 1888-07-31 Paul Biolley Acmella oppositifolia 1889-06-20 H.
55-65 Button fern Pellaea rotundifolia 60-75 Climbing bird's nest Polypodium punctatum 60-75 fern Creeping moss Selaginella 55-60 Deer's foot fern Davallia canariensis 60-75 Hart's tongue fern Phyllitis 60-75 scolopendrium Holly fern Cyrtomium falcatum 50-75 Holly fern Poloystichum tsus- 55-65 simense Maidenhair fern Adiantum raddianum 65-75 Maidenhair fern Adiantum tenerum 65-75 Palm-leaf fern Blechnum capense 60-64 Rabbit's foot fern Polypodium aureum 55-60 Stag's horn fern Platycerium 60-75 bifurcatum Tree maidenhair Didymochlaena 60-75 truncatula Flowering Plants Achimenes Achimenes 55-60 African violet Saintapaulia ionantha 65-75 Azalea Rhododendron indicum 50-60 Basket vine Aeschynanthus 65-70 Billbergia Billbergia spp.
He writes: I have been given a few rhizomes of achimenes.
Dry off Begonia, Hippeastrum, Gloxinia, Lily, Achimenes, Canna etc once flowering has finished.
Has: salad seeds, yellow gum weed, heirlom achimenes, mistletoe cactus, short-ruffled daylily
En el estrato herbaceo destacan Achimenes grandiflora, Arisaema macrospathum, Aulosepalum ramentaceum, Begonia incarnata, Botrychium schaffneri, Ceratozamia mexicana var.
Back in the 1950s achimenes, also known as 'hot water plants', were popular house plants, not least because of their novelty value.