Definitions for strelitzia reginae

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word strelitzia reginae

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bird of paradise, Strelitzia reginae(noun)

    ornamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Strelitzia reginae

    Strelitzia reginae is a monocotyledonous flowering plant indigenous to South Africa. Common names include Strelitzia, Crane Flower or Bird of Paradise, though these names are also collectively applied to other species in the genus Strelitzia. Its scientific name commemorates Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of the United Kingdom. The plant grows to 2 m tall, with large, strong leaves 25–70 cm long and 10–30 cm broad, produced on petioles up to 1 m long. The leaves are evergreen and arranged in two ranks, making a fan-shaped crown. The flowers stand above the foliage at the tips of long stalks. The hard, beak-like sheath from which the flower emerges is termed the spathe. This is placed perpendicular to the stem, which gives it the appearance of a bird's head and beak; it makes a durable perch for holding the sunbirds which pollinate the flowers. The flowers, which emerge one at a time from the spathe, consist of three brilliant orange sepals and three purplish-blue petals. Two of the blue petals are joined together to form an arrow-like nectary. When the sunbirds sit to drink the nectar, the petals open to cover their feet in pollen.


Find a translation for the strelitzia reginae definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these strelitzia reginae definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"strelitzia reginae." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 6 Mar. 2015. < reginae>.

Are we missing a good definition for strelitzia reginae? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for strelitzia reginae:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.