Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Climbing Lily

Climbing Lily
The climbing lily (Gloriosa superba) and a beautiful lily vine from herfsttijloosfamilie (Colchicaceae). It is a plant with up to 6 m long stenggels herbaceous, arising from a tuberous rootstock. The root contains colchicine. The leaves are mostly alternate, opposite or partly but in whorls of three pieces. The leaves are sessile, 8-25 x 1 to 4.5 cm wide, narrow-ovate to almost grassy, well-focused and possess fine, parallel veins.

The flowers are single long, bent at the tip steal. The six petals are 5-9 x 1-3 cm wide, often wavy at the edges up and beaten back. They are usually yellow at the base and red at the top, sometimes monochromatic, and flowering during darkening. The stamens are spread laterally and 2.5 to 5 cm long. The ovary is green and clear three-piece. The fruits are oblong, leathery-tough, 4-10 cm long and 1.5 to 3.5 cm thick. The fruits when ripe trivalved blows open, with bright red seeds emerge.

See Also: Sending Flowers, Online Florist

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