noun (plural restios)
A wiry rush- or reed-like plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.
- Genus Restio, family Restionaceae: many species.
- Restios are dioecious -- meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and sometimes these plants can be quite different in form.
- Restio quadratus is a fast growing restio reaching approx 2m in height, forming a striking clump of architectural foliage when mature.
Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin restis 'a rope'.
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