hippeastrum


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hippeastrum

(hɪpɪˈæstrəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the South American amaryllidaceous genus Hippeastrum: cultivated for their large funnel-shaped typically red flowers
[C19: New Latin, from Greek hippeus knight + astron star]
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Noun1.hippeastrum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowershippeastrum - amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers
amaryllis - bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
genus Hippeastrum - bulbous flowering plants of tropical America
References in classic literature ?
For instance, a bulb of Hippeastrum aulicum produced four flowers; three were fertilised by Herbert with their own pollen, and the fourth was subsequently fertilised by the pollen of a compound hybrid descended from three other and distinct species: the result was that 'the ovaries of the three first flowers soon ceased to grow, and after a few days perished entirely, whereas the pod impregnated by the pollen of the hybrid made vigorous growth and rapid progress to maturity, and bore good seed, which vegetated freely.
A very pretty bulb that grows well in a pot, and eminently suitable for those who garden on verandas, is Hippeastrum, known here and other places, as Amaryllis.
AT this time of year you can buy amaryllis or hippeastrum gift kits complete with bulb, pot and compost.
Decisive proof on the validity of Amaryllis over Hippeastrum as mainly a South American genus, including new species and new records of Amaryllidaceae from Argentina, Barazil, and Paraguay.
Hummerlinck 45 Juanjilon Pseudobombax ellipticum (Kunth) Dugand 46 Laurel Litsea glaucescens Kunth 47 Limon dulce Citrus limetta Risso 48 Limoncillo Esenbeckia berlandieri Baillon 49 Lirio rojo Hippeastrum hybrid 50 Lirio blanco en Crinum commelynii Jacq.
Recently, it was also collected from Acer palmatum plant and Hippeastrum vittatum bulbs exported from Japan and Israel, respectively (Chen et al.
Effects of temperature, plant growth regulators and substrates andchanges in carbohydrate content during bulblet formation by twinscale propagation in Hippeastrum vittatum'Red lion'.
FINISHING A ROOM: Most gardeners - and a lot of non-gardeners, come to think of it - are familiar with hippeastrum, often marketed for Christmas blooming as amaryllis.
21) Solanaceae Solanum calileguae Cabrera (5) Valerianaceae Valeriana altoandina Cabrera (5) Amaryllidaceae Hippeastrum aglaiae (A.