from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of ornamental herbs, natural order Gesneraceæ, belonging to tropical America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having gloxinialike flowers.
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- noun any plant of the genus Achimenes having showy bell-shaped flowers that resemble gloxinias
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Any of various plants of the genera Achimenes or Viola, especially V. tricolor or its hybrids, having flowers with velvety petals of various colors.
I think it ` s sort of indicative that he ` s trying to appeal now to Persian nationalism with a bomb, the great ancestors of the Achimenes and the Persian Empire and Xerxes, because he wants to get everybody ` s mind against the failed -- get their mind off the failed Islamic state that he ` s governing.
Although Achimenes can be propagated by division of the tubers, the simpler method of raising a supply from seed has become a common practice.
Achimenes are generally kept in a high temperature; but they do not really need so much heat as Gloxinias, and in a warm greenhouse they can be flowered without the least difficulty.
= = Achimenes = = are stove bulbs and cannot be grown without a sufficiency of heat.
_Lilium_, _Saxifraga_, _Begonia_, _Achimenes_, normally produce leaf-buds or bulbs in the inflorescence; so, too, leafy shoots are sometimes found in _Alisma natans_, _Juncus uliginosus_, _Chlorophytum
The family _Gesneraceæ_ is mainly a tropical one, represented in the greenhouses by the magnificent _Gloxinia_ and _Achimenes_, but of native plants there are only a few parasitic forms destitute of chlorophyll and with small, inconspicuous flowers.