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Any of several Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.

[New Latin Aucuba, genus name, from Japanese dialectal aokiba; akin to Japanese aoki : ao-, green + ki, tree (from its green twigs ).]
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(ˈɔːkjəbə; ɔːˈkjuːbə)
(Plants) an ornamental evergreen Japanese laurel
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Noun1.aucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from JapanAucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Cornaceae, dogwood family, family Cornaceae - a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia
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Plants convert and store small amounts of carbon, particularly long-lived woody species like Aucuba japonica.
For the rockeries Phoenix, Yucca, Agave, Asparagus, Cactus, Begonia, Juniper, Ruselia, Duranta, Iresine whereas for indoor plantation Aglaonema, Aucuba, Beaucarnea, Cladium, Coleus, Cycas, Dracaena, Dieffenbachia, Ficus benjmina, Pilea, Scheflera were used in the plantation, he added.
Other dioecious (those which produce a male and a female plant, requiring one of each to pollinate the fruits) include sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), Aucuba japonica and Viburnum davidii.
Some of the best evergreen shrubs with white flowers are fatsia, aucuba. camellia and hibiscus White Chiffon.
Others which require a male to pollinate the fruit-bearing female include sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), Aucuba japonica and Viburnum davidii, while trees and shrubs that bear ornamental fruit without needing two plants include Arbutus unedo, crataegus, malus, sorbus, pyracantha, cotoneaster, euonymus and berberis.
Although exposure of plants such as rice to cold temperatures has been shown to reduce Rubisco synthesis (Hahn and Walbot, 1989), in plant shrub as Aucuba japonica, Rubisco content is increased from summer to the highest values in winter and/or early spring (Muller et al., 2011).
Elaeagnus and Aucuba are strategically placed to provide an evergreen winter screen to hide next doors conservatory and I also included a couple of buddleias for the bees and butterflies.
Leveille Periploca forrestii Schlcchter 6 * Tylophora silvestris Tsiang 4 Aucubaccac Aucuba himalaica J.
Aucubin, a natural occurring compound from Aucuba japonica and Eucommia ulmoides, has been reported to exhibit antiinflammatory activity by inhibiting the degradation and phosphorylation of IkB and blocking the translocation of NF-[kappa]B p65.
Chrysomphalus aonidum (L.) on Aucuba japonica, (Compere 1926); Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Tarigoni-Tozzettii), (Girault 1916a; Gahan 1942; Tachikawa 1958; Ferriere 1965; Darling & Johnson 1984; Liao et al.
Shrubs with cream or gold variegation can really help to bring light to gloomy areas - good performers are holly, Euonymus, Eleagnus and Aucuba. For elegance and beauty you can't go wrong with a Japanese maple, an ideal candidate for containers as it's slow-growing and will appreciate a light-dappled shade.