Romulea

Romulea

toxic genus of plants in the family Iridaceae; small, onion-like plant with a mauve flower, pineapple-like fruit and a deeply situated bulb. A very persistent weed causing much loss of productivity in the pasture. Is also a common cause of intestinal obstruction with phytobezoars produced from the fibrous leaves. Causes infertility and incoordination in sheep if infested with the leaf fungus Helminthosporium biseptatum. Called also onion grass. Includes R. bulbocodium, R. longifolia (syn. R. bulbocordium, R. rosea), R. rosea var. australis.
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Mas interes tienen para nosotros los denominados fitobezoarios que al igual que los anteriores se nuclean en torno a un cuerpo extrano pero en este caso debidos a la ingestion de determinadas plantas como Romulea bulbocodium (L.
Inde Quirinales uehitur regina per agros, Cui sacra Pontificis dat diadaema manus; [Roma] Post ea Romulea recolens fastigia terrae Transit Auentinii diruta saxa iugi.
Y en esta ultima obra parece haberse tenido en cuenta tambien el poema Romulea (CPL 1513).
Sevilla reclama haber sido fundada por Hercules (de quien tomaria nombre tambien el estrecho de Gibraltar, llamado mucho tiempo con la metafora de 'columnas de Hercules') y se creia sinceramente que habia sido organizada en sus cabildos por el propio Julio Cesar, quien le dio el nombre de Julia Romulea.
49,14,32); sobre el significado de la vestis Romulea y su nexo con los iura Romana, ver la Formula praefecturae urbanae, Variae 6,4,: ".
32) It feeds predominantly on the ground and favors corms of the onion grass Romulea longifolia as well as seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, roots and bulbs, and insects and their larvae.
3) The very fact that scholars disagree (4) about whether the Romulea poems also contain a Christian message indicates that this was not the poet's primary purpose.
Agnes sepulcrum est Romulea in domo, fortis puellae, martyris inclytae.
Dracontius' earlier verse is represented by the Romulea , a collection of nine pieces principally on mythological themes.
7, 2 avrebbero voluto attribuirgliene il nome, identificando in lui i tratti del secondo fondatore, fu da Augusto costantemente coltivato su piU piani: e indicativa, fra le altre, la scelta di risiedere sul Palatino, luogo dell'antica sede romulea, attestata da Cass.
stellatum +, Hyoseris radiata 1, in 10; Medicago polymorfa, Romulea columnae, Plantago bellardii and Linum bienne +, in 11; Sherardia arvensis, Vicia sativa and Thymelaea hirsuta+, Agave americana 1, in 12.