Strelitzia


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Strelitzia

 

(bird-of-paradise flowers), a genus of perennial herbaceous plants of the family Strelitziaceae, which is closely related to the family Musaceae. The long-petioled leaves are distichous. The flowers, which are in spicate inflorescences, are trimerous, irregular, and brightly colored. There are five species, distributed in southern Africa. S. reginae, whose perianth has orange and light blue lobes, is cultivated for cut flowers in greenhouses. The species S. nicolai and S. augusta are raised in botanical gardens.

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The name Strelitzia was in honour of Queen Charlotte, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (and wife of George III), who lived at Kew Gardens for many years.
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He criticizes the coined word BANANALIKE in the Webster's Second definition of STRELITZIA, concluding "if the lexicographers are free to coin words, so are we, for lexicographers are only human, and there are no special privileges reserved for them.
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STRELITZIA REGINAE (Bird of Paradise flower) are grown for their exotic and unusual orange and blue bird-shaped flowers which emerge from boat- shaped bracts.
The stove contained several orchids and house plants, including 'Epidendron macrochitum, Dendrobium nobli, Euphorbia splendens, Strelitzia reginae, Plumbago Alba'.
Imagine an old Moorish palace in terraced gardens, where amongst the enormous trees stood the flower birds with orange beaks of the Strelitzia.
Strelitzia nicolai--White Bird-of-Paradise, Giant Bird-of-Paradise
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