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  • noun A Central American plant, of the genus Achimenes, having showy, trumpet-shaped flowers

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Examples

  • Such a tiger-lily on my table, and the pretty delicate achimenes, and the stephanotis climbing up the verandah, and a bignonia by its side, with honeysuckle all over the steps, and jessamine all over the two water-tanks at the angle of the verandah.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Some damp spots near the river are covered with a carpet of a beautiful variegated, velvety-leaved plant (Cyrtodeira chontalensis) with a flower like an achimenes, whilst the dryer slopes bear melastomae and a great variety of dwarf palms, amongst which the Sweetie (Geonoma sp.), used for thatching houses, is the most abundant.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • Gloxinias, known botanically as Sinningia speciosa, are members of the gesneriad family, as are African violets, episcias, achimenes, and many other popular houseplants.

    RNews - TOP STORIES

  • For example, Anthony Parsons 'passion was “the improvement of various florists’ flowers” and his pioneering work his work on dahlias, pansies, verbenas, petunias, hollyhocks and achimenes resulted in dozens of new hybrids, the forefathers of many we grow today.

    the polymath in the garden

  • For example, Anthony Parsons 'passion was “the improvement of various florists’ flowers” and his pioneering work his work on dahlias, pansies, verbenas, petunias, hollyhocks and achimenes resulted in dozens of new hybrids, the forefathers of many we grow today.

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