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Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary
Synonyms (alternative names) for Gloriosa superba: Clinostylis speciosa, Gloriosa abyssinica, Gloriosa carsinii, Gloriosa homblei, Gloriosa hybrid, Gloriosa lutea, Gloriosa plantii, Gloriosa rothschildiana, Gloriosa simplex, Gloriosa speciosa, Gloriosa virescens, 

Common names for Gloriosa superba: (folk:zulu drink root powder for impotency(v.toxic,  (tox:colchicine),  Buch Nak Hindi,  Climbing Lily,  Creeping Lily,  Dorng Dueng,  Flame Lily,  Flame-lily,  Glory Lily,  Glory Lily,  Glory-lily,  Kalihari,  Kembang Djonggrang,  Langali,  Langalika,  Lirio de Malabar,  Malabar Glory Lily,  Malabarische Methonika,  Prachtlilie,  Superba del Malabar,  Superbe de Malabar,  Turk's Cap,  Ulat Chandal,  Ulatchandral, 


Gloriosa superba is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

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31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
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37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
107:   South West Asian Native Plant Seeds
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
464:  Liliaceae
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.
833:  Colchicaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Gloriosa superba

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Gloriosa superba seeds will usually germinate in 30 days.
Sow Gloriosa superba seeds about 2mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 22°C.


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