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Definition of the noun albuca
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- any of various plants of the genus Albuca having large clusters of pale yellow flowers; South Africa
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Giving Full Instructions for the Management and Propagation of the Plants Cultivated in the Hot-houses, Greenhouses, Conservatories ... : Alphabetically Arranged by Robert Sweet
ALBUCA is a bulbous-rooted genus belonging to the Asphodeleaa; it consists of several species, which thrive well in a light loam, mixed with one third sand, and a little peat. They are increased by suckers from the old bulbs; or leaves, taken ...
The Botanical Cultivator; Or, Instructions for the Management and Propagation of the Plants Cultivated in the Hothouses, Greenhouses, and Borders, in the Gardens of Great Britain (1821)
by Robert SWEET
ALBUCA is a bulbous-rooted genus belonging to the ...
by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)
ALBUCA, s. [from albus, Lat. white.] In botany, a genus of the hexandria monogynia class, ranking in the natural order of lilia or liliaceæ. The generic characters are — Corolla: petals six, ...
The gardeners dictionary (1835)
by Philip Miller
Albuca viridiflora (green flowered albuca). Bot. Mag. 1(>56. Inner sepals, glandular at end, inflered; scape erect, wavy ; Jlotrers cernous ; leaves linear, subulate, channelled,outside hairy.
by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)
ALBUCA, Baftard Star of Bethlehem. This genus furnishes two fpecies of bulbous -rooted herbaceous perennials, of the flowery tribe, whose flower-stalks rife from eight to fifteen inches high. - Clafs and order, Hexandria Monogynia. Charačiers.
Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1810)
by John Wilkes
ALBUCA, [from aldus, Lat. white.] In botany, a genus of the hexandria monogynia class, ranking in the natural order of- lilia or liliaceae, The generic- characters are -Corolla: petals ' six, oblong-Oval, permanent; the three' outer spreading, the ...
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards by R. W. Dickson, Sydenham Edwards
minor, Small Albuca; 4. A. courctaln, Charmcl-lcavcd Albuca; 5. A. spiralis, Spirallcavcd Albuea. In the first species the leaves are so deeply channelled as to be almost rolled into a c linder; two feet lon , and almost three inches broad at the ...
Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon
Albuca aliiwima — major — &pi-alis,( April ),p. AnthPTirum canalicui- ...
The London encyclopaedia (1829)
or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge
ALBUCA, Bastard Star of Bethlehem : a genus of the monogynia order, belonging to the hexandria class of plants; and in the natural method, ranking under the tenth order, coro- nariae. The characters are : cal. wanting: cor. six oval oblong ...
ALBUCA, Bastard Star of Bethlehem : a genus of the monogynia order, belonging to the hexandria class of plants ; and in the natural method ranking under the 10th order, Coronariss. The characters are : The calyx is wanting : The corolla ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)
ALBUCA. Cor. infera, 6-petala, 3 exterioribus patulis, 3 interioribus conniventibus .
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ALBUCA, Basrano S'rlttror Barnnsuzn z a genus osthc rnonogynia order, belonging to the hexandria class of plants ; and in the natural method ranking under the 10th order, Coronarize. The characters are : The calyx is wanting: The corolla ...
A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson
It was formerly classed under Albuca (which see for culture). S. convallarioides (Convallaria-like ).
by Philip Miller
ALBUCA, Willdenow (from the Latin, Albus, " white"). White Flower. Hexandria Monogynia, Linnaeus; Asphodetea, Jussieu. Calyx with six leaves, joining at the base, outer ones spreading, generally with a green stripe at the back ; pistil with ...
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1810)
Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature
ALBUCA, Bastard Star- of-Bethlehem : A genus of the monogynia order, belonging to the hex- andria class of plants ; and in the natural method ranking under the 10th order, Coronarice.
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- Albuca - aphrodisiac
The raw leaves of this Albuca species are chewed by men in Central Mozambique as an aphrodisiac. Use of these aphrodisiac herbs is widespread in polygamous families where one man is married to up to 7 women (more commonly 2 up to 5). The plant is quite commonly cultivated for this purpose in the villages around Chimoio.
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- Albuca canadensis
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Albuca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae. The genus is distributed mainly in southern and eastern Africa, with some species occurring in northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Plants of the genus are known commonly as Slime Lilies.
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- Bushveld Chincherinchee (Albuca seineri)
S30 Road, North of Lower Sabie, Kruger NP, SOUTH AFRICA
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- Slime Lily (Albuca seineri)
S129 Road North of Lower Sabie, Kruger NP, SOUTH AFRICA
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- Albuca Concordiana
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- Albuca Flower
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