Definition of Thunbergia alata
1. Noun. Tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple center.
Group relationships: Genus Thunbergia, Thunbergia
Generic synonyms: Vine
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Literary usage of Thunbergia alata
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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1837)
"thunbergia alata, var. ALBA. ... THIS beautiful and interesting plant has so striking a resemblance to thunbergia alata, in every important particular, ..."
2. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers ; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1859)
"thunbergia alata. — Winged-petioled Thunbergia. — Handsome climbing green-house perennial, but succeeds well as an annual, from seed sown in the open ground ..."
3. Transactions of the Canadian Institute by Royal Canadian Institute, Canadian Institute (1849-1914) (1904)
"Plant 2 A.—thunbergia alata, roots in distilled water and plant kept under a jar frequently moistened and ventilated, no spraying. Plant 2 B.—Fagopyrum, ..."
4. Transactions of the Canadian Institute by Canadian Institute (1849-1914)., Royal Canadian Institute (1904)
"Plant i A.—thunbergia alata, roots in distilled sterilized water and fed with a spray of nutrient solution. Plant i B.—Fagopyrum esculentum (buckwheat), ..."
5. Exotic Flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare Or Otherwise by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1827)
"thunbergia alata, BOJER, MSS. Stem long, slender, twining, clothed as well as the leaves and calyx, with a yellowish, silky, pubescence. ..."
6. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilization in the Vegetable Kingdom, by Charles Darwin (1889)
"... flowers—Gesneria pendulina—Salvia coccinea— Origanum vulgare, great increase of the crossed plants by stolons —thunbergia alata. ..."