Strelitzia

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Strelitzia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Subclass:Zingiberidae
Order:Zingiberales
Family:Strelitziaceae
Genus:Strelitzia
Species

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Strelitzia is a South African genus of perennial plants named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. The common name of the genus is bird of paradise, because of the resemblance of its flowers to the bird of that name. It is the city flower of Los Angeles.

The genus is sometimes included in the banana family, Musaceae.

Species

  • S. augusta Thunb. (also S. alba) - White bird of paradise
  • S. caudata - Swaziland Strelitzia, African desert banana
  • S. juncea - Narrow-leaved bird of paradise
  • S. x kewensis (cross between S. reginae and S. augusta)
  • S. nicolai - White, or Giant bird of paradise; Wild banana
  • S. parvifolia
  • S. regia
  • S. reginae Banks - Bird of paradise, or Crane lily

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