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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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Cut down frayed strelitzia leaves and flowers that have died and gone over.
HPLC DAD ESI MS/MS characterization of bioactive secondary metabolites from Strelitzia nicolai leaf extracts and their antioxidant and anticancer activities in vitro.
While analysis from the present review suggest that shoot apical division is an ancestral branching type, shoot apical division in the commelinids is described only in Strelitzia Banks (Strelitziaceae) (Fisher, 1976).
Sharon learns that her best kept secrets are known and coveted by a coldly practical villain known as the Strelitzia. Sharon sets out on a harrowing journey across North America to rescue Eve.
escalonai Pollock were collected in association with withered leaves of "Bird of Paradise" plants (Strelitzia sp., Strelitzaceae).
Iphupha, lkhamanga Nobulungu Bolwandle (A Dream, Strelitzia and White Ocean Foam), 2017, refers to the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine of 1856-57.
Visitors will see native fynbos (a plant group featuring proteas, ericas and restios), an amazing collection of cycads as well as swathes of native rich blue agapanthus and spiky striking orange birds of paradise (Strelitzia reginae), named after their resemblance to brightly coloured birds in flight.
Smith, Plants of Angola, Strelitzia 22, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa, 2006.
The hero of the 50 cent coin is the strelitzia or crane flower, also known as the bird-of-paradise flower.
In Alpinia sp., Strelitzia sp., and Heliconia sp., the recommended temperature without the development chilling-related injuries is between 10 and 13[degrees]C (FINGER et al., 2003; JAROENKIT & PAULL, 2003; COSTA et al., 2010).