Nicandra


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Noun1.Nicandra - sturdy annual of Peru
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
apple of Peru, Nicandra physaloides, shoo fly - coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
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Thus Barreto, Hallwass, Aquino, and Inoue-Nagata (2013) indicated that Nicandra physaloides, Euphorbia heterophylla, Sida spp.
And this looks a good opportunity for the daughter of Robin Des Champs which might make it third-time-lucky against the disappointing Blixt and Nicandra, halfsisters to Hurricane Fly and Bobs Worth.
Nicandra, the Shoo fly plant, has bell-shaped lavender flowers, followed by black seed pods which look a bit like Chinese lanterns.
Nicandra physalodes, the Shoo fly plant, produces splendid lavender flowers
Desmodium tortuosum (Procopio et al., 2005) and Nicandra physaloides populations (Ronchi et al., 2003) were able to accumulate, respectively, up to 10 and 15 times more the relative quantity of phosphorus than weeds.
Solanaceae Nicandra physalodes Arapamaman 4 (L.) Gaertn.
The poisonous properties of Nicandra physalodes are similar to those found in several other members of the potato family, such as the nicotine contained in tobacco plants, which works as a powerful insecticide.
- WOONY URQUHART, BY EMAIL AIT'S Nicandra physalodes or shoo-fly plant.