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Any of various plants of the genus Calceolaria native from Mexico to South America and widely cultivated for their showy, speckled, slipper-shaped flowers. Also called slipper flower.

[New Latin Calceolāria, genus name, from Latin calceolus, small shoe; see calceolate.]
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(Plants) any tropical American scrophulariaceous plant of the genus Calceolaria: cultivated for its speckled slipper-shaped flowers. Also called: slipperwort
[C18: from Latin calceolus small shoe, from calceus]
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Noun1.calceolaria - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lipcalceolaria - any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Calceolaria - large genus of tropical American herbs and shrubs with showy cymose flowers
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It is notorious in how complicated a manner the species of Pelargonium, Fuchsia, Calceolaria, Petunia, Rhododendron, &c., have been crossed, yet many of these hybrids seed freely.
Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
Shoot in a rose, or a calceolaria, or an herbaceous border, or something, I gather, and you have made a formal proposal of marriage without any of the trouble of rehearsing a long speech and practising appropriate gestures in front of your bedroom looking-glass.
It is dull work giving orders and trying to describe the bright visions of one's brain to a person who has no visions and no brain, and who thinks a yellow bed should be calceolarias edged with blue.
You could go for one daisy shape, one small frothy filler flower and a dangling earring-style fuchsia, trumpet-shaped petunia or pouch-shaped calceolaria. Check out new varieties too, such as Starburst Chiffon hibiscus, which is great for tubs where it can bring the wow factor to any outdoor space right through to the frosts.
La flora endemica estuvo representada por 15 especies, siendo las especies Senecio casapaltensis, Lomanthus yauyensis, Calceolaria cuneiformis y Nasa magnifica registradas solo para este rodal (Tabla 4).
Ante ello, los pobladores prefieren utilizar otra especie para la obtencion de tinte rojo, la Calceolaria leptantha Pennell, popularmente conocida como "chapi rojo".
Antifeedant, insect growth regulatory and insecticidal effects of Calceolaria talcana (Calceolariaceae) on Drosophila melanogaster and Spodoptera frugiperda.
dendrobii was described by Douglas in 1892, collected on Dendrobium calceolaria (Orchidaceae) in Demerara, Republic of Guyana (Douglas, 1892).
Calceolarioside is a phenylpropanoid glycoside isolated from Calceolaria hypericina known to possess antiplatelet and anticancer activities [26].