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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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Or what about Embothrium coccineum, the Chilean fire bush, so called for its dazzling display of showy orange flowers?
The Patagonian Forests is characterized by a humid and temperate climate, with vegetation dominated by trees such as Nothofagus (southern beeches in the Nothofagaceae, formerly in Fagaceae), Austrocedrus chilensis (Cupressaceae), Embothrium coccineum, Lomatia hirsuta (Proteaceae), and an understory dominated by a shade-tolerant bamboo Chusquea culeou (Poaceae, Bambusoideae; Burkart et al.
Further, biporate pollen with such sculpturing is only found in the southern South American species Embothrium coccineum Forst.
N Nothofagus nitida Roble de Chiloe, Coihue E Eucryphia cordifolia Ulmo, Muermo D Drimys winteri Canelo, Fune S Saxegothaea conspicua Manio W Weinmannia trichosperma Tineo, Tenio M Myrceugenia exsucca Petra, Pitra, Patagua, Temu C Caldcluvia paniculata Tiaca, Triaca, Quiaca G Gevuina avellana Avellano, Guevin, Nefuen EM Embothrium coccineum Notro, Ciruelillo A Amomyrtus luma Luma L Luma apiculata Arrayan T Tepualia stipularis Tepu CH Chusquea quila Quila TABLA 9.
Ron Byfield from Pembrokeshire dropped me a line regarding his Embothrium.
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, Gaultheria mucronata and Schinus patagonicus (Table 1).