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Plant Species of the genus Alberta

Information about this genus
Name: Alberta
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: As might be expected, considering its origins, this genus is frost tender and does best in warm moist climates. In cooler areas it will often grow well in sheltered coastal locations. The soil should be rich and well drained and should not be allowed to dry out, especially during the growing season. Plants may be raised from half-hardened stem or root cuttings or from seed.
Description: This genus was named in honor of the thirteenth-century German saint, scholar and scientist, Albertus Magnus, teacher of Thomas Aquinas. It includes 3 species of tropical evergreen trees: 2 from Madagascar and the other from South Africa. They have lush leathery leaves and vibrantly colored tubular flowers clustered at the branch tips. The flowers are backed by 5 conspicuous sepals, 2 of which develop into the conspicuous colored wings of the fruit that follows the flowers.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Alberta magna 10-12



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