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Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Paulownia, native to East Asia, having large, heart-shaped, opposite leaves and pyramidal panicles of purplish or white flowers with a spotted interior. Also called princess tree.

[New Latin Paulownia, genus name, after Anna Paulovna (1795-1865), Russian princess and queen of William II of the Netherlands.]


(Plants) any scrophulariaceous tree of the Japanese genus Paulownia, esp P. tomentosa, having large heart-shaped leaves and clusters of purplish or white flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after Anna Paulovna, daughter of Paul I of Russia]


(pɔˈloʊ ni ə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
any Asiatic tree of the genus Paulownia, of the figwort family, esp. P. tomentosa, having showy clusters of flowers in early spring.
[< New Latin (1835), after Anna Pavlovna, daughter of Paul I of Russia; see -ia]
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2005) that overwinters in dead standing trees such as oaks, locusts, and paulownias (Lee et al.
Like the paulownias, locust trees, chinaberries, elms, toons .
Used for coffins, the paulownia trees were as scarce as silver, and the cedar, used for crosspieces, as scarce as gold.
Even more important is the comparison of the scarcity of paulownia trees with that of silver and the scarcity of cedars with that of gold.
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Las paulownias son arboles caducifolios, que aportan en el otono una rica y abundante capa de hojarasca de rapida descomposicion.
El objetivo del presente trabajo fue identificar el area geografica para el desarrollo de la Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa, P.
La superposicion de las capas conteniendo informacion sobre la variabilidad espacial de los indices bioclimaticos permitio obtener el mapa de aptitud agroclimatica para la Paulownia spp.
An acidic and urgent breeze cast a mist of rapid clouds over the sun, wilted as it passed over the tender leaves of the lime tree, and the flowers of the walnut fell like burnt caterpillars onto our hair, with the mauve blossoms of the Paulownias the color of a rainy Parisian sky.
The seeds have a high germination rate and don't require any special treatment for germination, which means Paulownias can become weedy.
A reader wrote asking where to get a Paulownia tomentosa, commonly called Empress tree or Royal Paulownia.
Although the Royal Paulownia is native to China, it was named for Anna Paulowna, the daughter of Czar Paul I of Russia.