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strelitzia

(strɛˈlɪtsɪə)
n
(Plants) any southern African perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Strelitzia, cultivated for its showy flowers: includes the bird-of-paradise flower: family Strelitziaceae
[C18: named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744–1818), queen of George III of Great Britain and Ireland]
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Noun1.strelitzia - small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plantsStrelitzia - small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Strelitziaceae, strelitzia family, Strelitziaceae - woody plants with erect stems of tropical South America and South Africa and Madagascar; in some classifications included in the family Musaceae
Strelitzia reginae, bird of paradise - ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird
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Tout un carre des oiseaux du Paradis ou strelitzias a egalement disparu.
So, if you'd like a look back at the things gardeners were trying to achieve not so long ago without going too far from home, visit the Tresco gardens, where there is an abundance of sub-tropical gems - succulents, palm trees, proteas, echiums, strelitzias.