Strelitzia


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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El orden se encuentra representado en la Argentina por cinco familias y siete generos, algunos con especies nativas, como Canna (Cannaceae), Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) y Thalia (Marantaceae) y otros con especies introducidas y naturalizadas, como Hedychium (Zingiberaceae) y Strelitzia (Strelitziaceae).
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