(after Thomas Amason, early American traveler). Verbendcezz. Greenhouse shrub from Trini dad. with long, tubular, hairy yellow tie. and bright red bracts, which remain attractive two or three months at a time. calycina, Hook. f. (A .punicea, Hort. not Vahl.). Lvs. 6-12 in. long, elliptic, acuminate, coarsely irregularly toothed or sinuate, glabrous, except the floral ones : fls. 1%-2 in. long, drooping; calyx nearly 1 in. long, red. B.M. 6915. Ga. 27: 479. R.B. 20:13.