Pronunciation: (trit'u-mu), [key]
any of various plants belonging to the genus Kniphofia, of the lily family, native to Africa, esp. K. uvaria, having long, dense clusters of tubular red or yellow flowers. Also called poker plant, red-hot poker, torch lily.
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