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A research team led by Cary Pirone from the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University has identified bilirubin in the popular Bird of Paradise plant. The breakthrough study, published in the September 2010 issue of the American Society for Horticultural Science's journal HortScience, provides new insights into color production in this iconic tropical plant. Previously thought to be an "animal-only" pigment, bilirubin is best known as the yellowish hue associated...
Strelitzia is a South African genus of perennial plants named after the duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, birthplace of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom. The common name of the genus is Bird of Paradise because of the resemblance of its flowers to the bird of that name. It is the city flower of Los Angeles. The genus is sometimes included in the banana family, Musaceae.
- The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.