from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of cinerarium.
- n. Any of several hybrid ornamental plants (Senecio ×hybridus) in the composite family, derived from species native to the Canary Islands and widely grown as indoor or bedding plants for their showy, variously colored radiate flower heads and attractive silvery foliage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Linnæan genus of free-flowering composite plants, mostly from South Africa. Several species are cultivated for ornament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Compositæ, consisting of herbs or small shrubs, with small heads of yellow flowers.
- n. [lowercase] A name given by florists to plants of the genus Senecio, derived by cultivation from S. cruentus (formerly Cineraria cruenta), a native of Teneriffe in the Canary islands. They have white or purple flowers. See cut in preceding column.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowers
Around it, Roald planted an intricate alpine garden, with rocks chosen from different quarries, and more than two hundred different plants—including tiny Japanese evergreens, a cineraria from Afghanistan and countless varieties of snowdrop.
On Oman's central plains, common trees are Acacia tortilis and A. ehrenbergiana with Prosopis cineraria in areas of deeper sand accumulation.
However, nourished by dew, the eastern Jidda 'is relatively well vegetated with a very open acacia woodland of small Acacia tortilis and Prosopis cineraria trees with shrubby A. ehrenbergiana growing in shallow sandy depressions, rock fissures and in drainage swales on the gravel plains.
Trees are absent, except around the outer margins, and are typically Acacia ehrenbergiana and Prosopis cineraria in drainage lines and pans between dunes.
Ecophysiology of Prosopis cineraria in the Wahiba Sands, with reference to its reafforestation potential in Oman.
Very extensive woodlands of Acacia tortilis and Prosopis cineraria grow in the large wadis on the southwest borders of the Jidda '.
In addition Prosopis cineraria and Acacia tortilis woodlands are dying from old age and heavy browsing by livestock and there are few young trees to replace those lost.
In the lower mountain areas, wadi species include Zizyphus spina-christi, Prosopis cineraria, Acacia tortilis and some fig species, especially Ficus salicifolia.
Scrub vegetation consists of low trees such as Acacia nilotica, Prosopis cineraria, P. juliflora, Tamrix aphylla, Zizyphus mauritiana, Capparis decidua, and shrubs such as Calligonum polygonoides, Calotropis spp.,
The ground was enamelled with lilies, the helianthus and cineraria flourished, and the deep-green leaves and blue blossom of the lupin contrasted with the prickly stem and scarlet flower of the euphorbia.
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