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 (ə-bē′lē-ə, ə-bēl′yə)
Any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia, native to Asia and Mexico and having small tubular white, pink, or purple flowers.

[New Latin, after Clarke Abel (1780-1826), British botanist.]
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(Plants) an ornamental garden shrub with pink or white flowers
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Noun1.abelia - any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico
genus Abelia - chiefly east Asian shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Las caracteristicas de las hojas de las abelias mexicanas se comparan en el Cuadro 2.
Los nectarios dispuestos en cintas constituyen una caracteristica diferencial de las abelias americanas (seccion Vesalea).
El genero Abelia ha sido tradicionalmente considerado como un elemento de la familia Caprifoliaceae.
There's no doubt that abelias bring a touch of class to shrubberies and mixed borders.
All abelias need a sheltered, sunny position ( a spot against a south-facing wall is ideal ( where they will remain semi-evergreen through milder winters.
Abelias are also admired for their glossy green leaves, but their flowers are what really earn them a reputation.
Abelias need sheltered, sunny positions and frost pockets should be avoided.
grandi folia es a su vez parental de las restantes tres abelias de la seccion.
Abelia fue propuesto por Robert Brown en 1818, a partir de material recolectado en China.