Tristania


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Tristania

 

a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs of the family Myrtaceae. The leaves are alternate and mostly oval or lanceolate. The flowers have a double perianth and numerous stamens. The fruit is a capsule.

There are more than 20 species (according to other data, as many as 50), distributed in Southeast Asia, Australia (Queensland), New Caledonia, and Fiji. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. T. laurina is grown in the USSR on the Black Sea Coast of the Caucasus. A tree reaching 20 m in height, it has entire leaves (6–13 cm long) and small golden yellow flowers gathered into five- to seven-flowered axillary inflorescences. In severe winters T. laurina suffers from frosts. The species T. conferta, commonly known as the brisbane-box, is raised in hothouses.

REFERENCE

Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
is one of about 230 species of the genus, which, as most folk know, is a member of the Myrtle family, and is therefore distantly related to the Pomegranate (Punica), the Monkey Nut (Lecythis), and more loosely to Melaleuca, Callistemon, Tristania, and Eugenia.
1996), et de Ma Sirene de Julien Clerc, jusqu'a la Sirene moderne de Tristania (extrait de l'album Midwintears, 2004).
She has published articles in Fifteenth-Century Studies, Tristania, and Persuasions, and is writing a book on damsels-in-waiting in medieval romance and a time-travel novel about Mary Bennet.
Live Christmas trees San Francisco residents can have living trees such as Brisbane box, small leaf tristania, and strawberry tree delivered from Friends of the Urban Forest's Green Christmas program.
59-95; also Jonna Kjaer, 'Disguise and Communication in the French Verse Tradition of the Tristan Legend', Tristania, 11 (1985-86), 50-54.
FANS of Rock Solid faves Nightwish may already be aware of Norwegian symphonic metallers Tristania but this month's Ashes album looks set to open a new market for the band boasting three vocalists and a brilliant array of tunes.
A third is a savannah with a low tree layer dominated by Melaleuca, Dillenia alata, and Tristania suaveolens in seasonally flooded areas.
Rogalsky said the trees - which include Chinese pistache, liquidambar, tristania, holly oak, evergreen elm and golden rain - eventually will make up for the loss of oaks and other shade trees that bordered the old road.
She has articles in Fifteenth-Century Studies and Tristania, and she is writing an article on elevation in Persuasion.
major), although other tree species are also present, often rainforest trees that are resistant to fire, such as Tristania conferta (Myrtaceae) and other species of the same genus, and Syncarpia glomulifera (Myrtaceae); slender palms like Archontophoenix cunninghamiana are present as well.
See also her "Doubling and Fine Amor in Thomas's Tristan," Tristania 5, 1 (1979): 3-14.
For year-round shade, evergreen tree choices include acacia, eucalyptus, fruitless olive, and tristania.