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Gloriosa


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(family Liliaceae)

A monotypic genus, G. superba, of herbaceous, tendrillate climbers, which have swollen tubers and showy flowers. It is cultivated but contains colchicine and is highly poisonous. It was the national flower of Rhodesia. It occurs in tropical Africa and Asia.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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