Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 299

Review

Genus: Strelitzia

Marcos Ribeiro da Silva Vieira¹*, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima², Damiana Cleuma de Medeiros4, Ângela Vacaro de Souza¹ and Emídio Cantidio Almeida de Oliveira3
1Department of Plant Production (Horticulture), Universidade Estadual Paulista, CEP: 18601-060, Botucatu, SP, Brazil. 2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute of Biosciences, Paulista State University, Botucatu, SP, Brazil. 3Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Unidade Acadêmica de Serra Talhada, CEP: 59909-460, Serra Talhada, PE, Brasil. 4Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Macaíba, RN, Brazil.
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  •  Accepted: 20 September 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

This review aimed to show the importance of Strelitzia in Floriculture. The genus named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of United Kingdom. A commom name of the genus is bird of paradise flower, because of a supposed resemblance of its flowers to the bird of paradise. In this context, it is currently a growing interest in exotic cultures, with tropical characteristics, such as species of the family Strelitziaceae. Thus, it was observed that the production of agricultural activity, Strelitzia is one of increasing social and economic importance in the world.

 

Key words: Zingiberales, Strelitziaceae, cut flower, inflorescence.