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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A cohort of gamopetalous plants, having the corolla, usually irregular, the posterior stamens often reduced to staminodia or wanting, the carpels one- or two-ovuled, and the indehiscent fruit generally included in the calyx. It embraces the orders Myoporineæ, Selagineæ, Verbenaceæ, and Labiatæ.

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