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(Plants) any evergreen shrub of the genus Embothrium, esp E. coccineum, native to South America but widely cultivated as an ornamental for its scarlet flowers: family Proteaceae. Also called: Chilean firebush
[C19: from em- + Greek bothrion small pit (referring to its anthers)]
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Noun1.Embothrium - small genus of South American evergreen shrubs or small trees with long willowy branches and flowers in flamboyant terminal clusters
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
Chilean firebush, Chilean flameflower, Embothrium coccineum - grown for outstanding display of brilliant usually scarlet-crimson flowers; Andes
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This takes our number of National Collections to five - we already hold collections of Magnolia, Eucryphia, Embothrium and Rhododendron forrestii.
Many stem from samples collected from the Far East by plant hunters commissioned by Henry McLaren, 2nd Lord Aberconway in the early 1900s, Recognition of their importance takes the number of Bodnant Garden's National Collections to five - the garden already holds collections of Magnolia, Eucryphia, Embothrium and Rhododendron forrestii.
Embothrium coccineum has similar structures that were reasoned by Jordan et al.
I liked the blue iris, which really sparkled, and my favourite plant of the whole show was embothrium.
It has narrow leaves and the pretty flowers which come in yellow through to deep pink, are like a cross between honeysuckle and embothrium, the Chilean fire bush.
Ron Byfield from Pembrokeshire dropped me a line regarding his Embothrium.
Sensitive management has resulted in a joyful blend of native species thriving alongside exotics that include rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias, myrtles, tree ferns, giant redwoods, mighty oaks, embothrium and eucryphia.
monospecific Embothrium, endemic to South America, and Lomatia, which is