Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A tribe of apetalous plants, of the order Piperaceæ, the pepper family, distinguished from the other tribe, Pipereæ, by flowers with three or four carpels instead of one, and each with two to eight ovules. It consists of the genera Saururus (the type), Anemiopsis and Houttuynia, American and Asiatic herbs with cordate leaves, and Lactoris, a monotypic shrub from Juan Fernandez, unlike all others of the order in possessing a perianth.
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