Amasonia

(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.