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(Plants) any southern African perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Strelitzia, cultivated for its showy flowers: includes the bird-of-paradise flower: family Strelitziaceae
[C18: named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), queen of George III of Great Britain and Ireland]
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Noun1.strelitzia - small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plantsStrelitzia - small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Strelitziaceae, strelitzia family, Strelitziaceae - woody plants with erect stems of tropical South America and South Africa and Madagascar; in some classifications included in the family Musaceae
Strelitzia reginae, bird of paradise - ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird
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In the Cape Town winter (June-August) you'll see fynbos and strelitzia but the weather will be cooler and rainier.
The hero of the 50 cent coin is the strelitzia or crane flower, also known as the bird-of-paradise flower.
Others like figs, frangipani and strelitzia have very hard leaves, which are difficult to break down, unless put through a garden shredder and pine needles are a definite no-no
The ZIKV vector is present in SA along the eastern seaboard, breeding in Strelitzia leaves, and there is anecdotal evidence that microcephaly has increased in incidence over the years.
Barbosa JG, Alvarenga EM, Santos DCF, Dias ANV (2005) Efeito da escarificacao acida e de diferentes temperaturas na qualidade fisiologica de sementes de Strelitzia reginae.
Vivillume (Lonza) (Water & strelitzia nicolai seed aril 1.
2010) demonstrated the presence of carotenoids, anthocyanin and bilirubin (an animal pigment) in the floral and aril parts of Strelitzia sp.
Efeito da refrigeracao e do condicionamento em sacarose sobre a longevidade de inflorescencias de Strelitzia reginae Ait.
Contractor address : 2 rue Lucien Gasparin rsidence Le Strelitzia appt.
1981) estudiaron la ontogenia de la exina de Tapeinochilos (Costaceae), mientras que la pared del polen de Strelitzia reginae fue comparada con algunas Laurales por Hesse & Waha (1983) y analizado posteriormente por Stone (2009).
Once strelitzia get going they are difficult to deal with - after all they're members of the banana family.
En Strelitzia reginae, el uso de HgCh al 0,3% fue menos lesivo que el hipoclorito de calcio al 9% (Ziv y Halevy 1983); igualmente fue el caso de A.