polianthes definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of decorative plants of the order Amaryllideæ and tribe Agaveæ, described as the lengthy undivided raceme bearing twin flowers with a prominent and incurved pipe dilated upward into dense, spreading lobes, because of the conical ovary in the foot of the perianth, and also by the quick, erect, tuberous rootstock.
    • genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like blossoms; Mexico; sometimes put into household Amaryllidaceae

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