Tritonia


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Tritonia

 

a genus of plants of the family Iridaceae. The plants are perennial herbs with a corm and a fanlike cluster of hard, ensiform radical leaves. The inflorescence is a small panicle. The flowers have a brightly colored, six-parted, funnelform perianth. There are about 50 species, found in southerp Africa. The plants are used in floriculture. The best-known species is T. crocosmiiflora, an intergeneric hybrid (Crocosmia aurea × T. pottsii) often assigned to the genus Crocosmia. In regions having a mild climate the corms winter in the ground; in northern regions they are gathered for the winter. The inflorescences are suitable for cuttings.

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Effects of corms storage, zinc application and their interaction on vegetative growth, flowering, corms productivity and chemical constituents of Tritonia crocata Ker Gawl Plant.
Goddard (1984, Table 1) reported that dendronotid Tritonia Jestiva has eyespots at hatching, and Strathmann (1987, p.
So is the tritonia, a small bulb which is ideal for the rock garden or the front of the herbaceous border.
Especially prized are plates of unusual plants, such as crested sida, crimson monarda, hairy wachendorfia, Norfolk-island lagunaea, prickly-leaved massonia, sweet-scented tritonia, and winged-podded sophora.
Other South African bulbs (including corms and rhizomes) that can be grown here comprise a formidable list, including almost everything from A to Z, as follows: Agapanthus (lily-of-the-Nile), Amaryllis (naked lady), Babiana (baboon flower), Brunsvigia, Bulbinella, Chasmanthe, Clivia (Kaffir lily), Crinum, Dietes (fortnight lily), Eucomis, Freesia, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Haemanthus (blood lily), Homeria, Ixia, Lachenalia, Lapeirousia, ornamental Oxalis, Rhodohypoxis, Schizostylis, Sparaxis (harlequin flower), Streptanthera, Tritonia, Tulbaghia (society garlic), Vallota, Veltheimia, Watsonia, and Zantedeschia (calla lily).
Feeding biology and ecological impact of an introduced nudibranch, Tritonia plebeia, New England, USA.
if Tritonia had not spread out the dense hair and covered over
rosaceus (Echinoidea), Emlet 1986; Phestilla sibogae (Gastropoda), Kempf and Hadfield 1985; Adalaria proxima (Gastropoda), Kempf and Todd 1989; Bufo periglenes (Anura), Crump 1989), and species in which planktonic food has little effect on larvae or juveniles (Brisaster latifrons, this study; Tritonia hombergi (Gastropoda), Kempf and Todd 1989).
Slow maybe, but not without direction -- thatis the way of Tritonia diomedia.
In the nudibranch Tritonia diomedea, ciliary beating on the pedal sole produces gliding locomotion with the neurotransmitters serotonin (5-HT) and Tritonia pedal peptide (TPep) (Audesirk, 1978; Moroz et al.
The yellow spot disease of Tritonia diomedea Bergh, 1894 (Mollusca: Gastropoda; Nudibranchia): encapsulation of the Traustochytreaceous parasite by host amoebocytes.
Es el caso de Eucalyptus globulus, Ligustrum ovalifolium, Vinca major, Tradescantia fluminensis, Phytolacca americana o Albrizia julibrisin, presentes en algunos de los inventarios estudiados, o de Canna indica, Cortaderia selloana, Prunus laurocerasus, Senecio mikanioides, Tritonia x crocosmiflora, etc.