Haemanthus


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Noun1.Haemanthus - genus of African deciduous or evergreen bulbous herbs: blood lilies
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Amaryllidaceae, amaryllis family, family Amaryllidaceae - snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae
blood lily - any of various deciduous or evergreen herbs of the genus Haemanthus; South Africa and Namibia
Cape tulip, Haemanthus coccineus - spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa
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Rate of dehydration, state of subcellular organization and nature of cryoprotection are critical factors contributing to the variable success of cryopreservation: studies on recalcitrant zygotic embryos of Haemanthus montanus.
Nor did he want to remember too much about Pandemi right now; yet its colors and smells assailed him, forced him into the past from which names now drifted up: haemanthus shrubs with their huge red balls of flowers, the hibiscus, and the faint scent of pepper.
The blood lily, Haemanthus katharinae , is another easy-going type with the bonus in summer of spectacular spherical flower heads, sometimes 20cm (8in) across, composed of around 100 tiny red blooms.