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schizanthus

(skɪtˈsænθəs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the Chilean annual genus Schizanthus, some species of which are grown as pot or garden plants for their showy red, white, or yellow orchid-like flowers: family Solanaceae. Sometimes called: poor man's orchid
[New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)]
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Noun1.schizanthus - any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowersschizanthus - any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Schizanthus - Chilean herbs with orchid-like flowers
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(The poor man's orchid, Schizanthus, grown as an annual, caught many an eye.) And, seeming to loom over the whole of the garden, is that very ancient sycamore, thought to be about 350 years old.
Numerosos autores han empleado el ACP sobre datos derivados de estructuras florales para la identificacion de especies cercanas y generos como Schizanthus (Solanaceae, Perez 2011), Lithophragma (Saxifragaceae, Thompson 2013), Orchis (Orchidaceae, Jacquemyn et al.
Ancestral reconstruction of flower morphology and pollination systems in Schizanthus (Solanaceae).
Schizanthus needs good heat to get them started - at least 21C to germinate - and to be kept indoors for a couple of months and kept frost-free until planted out at the end of May.
A tropane alkaloid with a 2-methyl-4-phenylcyclobutane 1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid ester as the central structure was first isolated from the aerial sections of Schizanthus grahamii more than 20 years ago and was named grahamine (Hartmann et al.
But it is more common in Solanaceae, with peaks in the keel flowers of Schizanthus and in the buzz-pollinated, heterantherous flowers of Solanum sect.
& Comes Woodland tobacco Genus Nierembergia Nierembergia scoparia Sendtri Broom cupflower Tribe Salpiglossidae Genus Salpiglossis Salpiglossis sinuata Ruiz & Pav Painted tongue Genus Schizanthus Schizanthus spp.
Sow flowering houseplants Grow your own winter-flowering pot plants by sowing cineraria, calceolaria and schizanthus.
In zones 15-17, also plant frost-tender cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus, or sow seeds of baby blue eyes, forget-me-nots, sweet alyssum, sweet peas, and wildflowers.
I have also been sowing some annuals that we will grow indoors - such as Schizanthus, known as poor man's orchids, will make colourful pot plants with ferny leaves to decorate the greenhouses in summer.
Try schizanthus (poor man's orchid), which is a beauty and grows easily from seed sown now with heat.