from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tribe of polypetalous plants of the order Olacineæ, characterized by equal and alternate stamens and petals, and broad leaf-like or fleshy cotyledons. It includes 11 genera and about 37 species, all tropical climbers, of which Phytocrene is the type.


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