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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Strelitzia, genus Strelitzia(noun)

    small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae


  1. strelitzia(Noun)

    Any of several flowering plants of the genus Strelitzia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strelitzia(noun)

    a genus of plants related to the banana, found at the Cape of Good Hope. They have rigid glaucous distichous leaves, and peculiar richly colored flowers

  2. Origin: [NL., named after Charlotte, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and queen of George III of Great Britain.]


  1. Strelitzia

    Strelitzia is a genus of five species of perennial plants, native to South Africa. It belongs to the plant family Strelitziaceae. The genus is named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. A common name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a supposed resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. In South Africa it is commonly known as a crane flower and is featured on the reverse of the 50 cent coin. The species S. nicolai is the largest in the genus, reaching 10 m tall, with stately white and blue flowers; the other species typically reach 2 to 3.5 m tall, except S. caudata which is a tree of a typically smaller size than S. nicolai. The leaves are large, 30–200 cm long and 10–80 cm broad, similar to a banana leaf in appearance but with a longer petiole, and arranged strictly in two ranks to form a fan-like crown of evergreen foliage. The flowers are produced in a horizontal inflorescence emerging from a stout spathe. They are pollinated by sunbirds, which use the spathe as a perch when visiting the flowers. The weight of the bird when standing on the spathe opens it to release the pollen onto the bird's feet, which is then deposited on the next flower it visits.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strelitzia

    strel-it′si-a, n. a genus of South African plants of the banana family, with large showy flowers—Strelitzia Reginæ, also Queen-plant, Bird-of-Paradise flower—with fine orange and purple flowers. [From Queen Charlotte, wife of George III., of the house of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strelitzia in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strelitzia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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