Types of collisions
kalliziya genus of the family Commelinaceae (Commelinaceae) has 12 species.The genus name comes from the Greek «kalos» - beautiful and «lis» - lily.
With decorative objectives are usually bred conflict graceful (C. elegans).This is a perennial herbaceous plant with creeping, articulated assurgent stems.The leaves are alternate with tubular sheaths, ovate or oblong-ovate, with pointed tip, 2 cm long, 0.5-1 cm wide.Top leaves are dark green with narrow longitudinal silvery-white stripes along the veins, the bottom purple-green or purple.All plant korotkoopu-in-progress, velvety.The flowers are small, white, with 3 petals develop in sedentary pair curls at the tips of shoots;inflorescence side.Blossoms kalliziya spring.This plant has two types of shoots.The first type - normal leafy shoots up to 2 m, with large lanceolate green leaves.The second type - the horizontal creeping shoots;covered with leaf sheaths ciliate with underdeveloped leaf blades, end rosette of leaves.These features give the plant shoots
callisia fragrans (Callisia fragrans W.)
This kind kallizii appeared in Europe over a hundred years ago from Mexico andsince it is accustomed as a houseplant, although not immediately announced its medicinal properties.The plant is rather large, 70 to 130 cm in height, with two types of shoots.Some - erect, fleshy, give the plant a resemblance to the young corn.The leaves are normally developed on a length of 20-30 cm, a width of 5-6 cm shoots -. This horizontal "whiskers", consisting of "sustavchikov" - in their joints grow immature leaves.At the ends of the whiskers formed sheet whisk, it is used for plant propagation.With good care kalliziya fragrant flowers in the rooms.The flowers are small, less than one centimeter in diameter, fragrant, in dense bundles, collected in paniculate inflorescences.It smells nice, reminiscent of the aroma of hyacinths.
dihorizandra, although it refers also to the family Commelinaceae, is an independent genus.In room culture better known dihorizandra royal and buketotsvetnaya.
dihorizandra buketotsvetnaya (Dichorisandra thyrsiflora).On its west is also called blue ginger, Brazilian or Hawaiian ginger, but in fact this spice, it is irrelevant.Motherland - the tropical forests of Brazil and Peru.
This is a perennial herb with tuberous rhizome, up to 2 m in diameter and 1 m. Stems erect, covered with spirally arranged large elliptical or lanceolate leaves.Vagina sheet stebleobemlyu-present, ciliated along the edge.The leaves are drawn with a sharp apex, green or dark green, the sun reddening.Flowers in the curls collected in dense pyramidal panicles short.Sepals and petals 3, dark blue or purple, petals at the base with a white spot.Stamens 6, with golden-yellow anthers and filaments.After flowering and fruiting stalk dies and the plant goes into dormancy state.
dihorizandra king (D. reginae Moore).
How to distinguish a real golden mustache on his "double" - dihorizandra?If leaf kallizii fracture in half and stretch to the side, you can see the thin thread - this is the main feature.