African tulip


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Noun1.African tulip - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowersAfrican tulip - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
agapanthus, lily of the Nile - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
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Let's begin with the African tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata.
They hop into their rental cars at midmorning and begin bending around the 10-mph curves and over the quaint, one-lane bridges, marveling at each waterfall, each neon-orange burst of African tulip blossom, each sweeping vista of the cobalt-blue Pacific.
Blooming trees such as jacaranda, cassia, royal poinciana, African tulip tree, gold tree, Cordia, orchid and golden shower trees grace the grounds.
Japanese-owned, it is built around a courtyard, where birds send up a lively morning chorus while congregating in palm, monkeypod and African tulip trees, and where waterfalls tumble into koi ponds amid gardens that are immaculately kept.
Scientists have found that parts of the African tulip tree and Secamoneafzelli help heal wounds, and a species of the Himalayan yew tree is used to produce Taxol, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast, ovarian, lung, prostate, oesophageal and other cancers.

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