from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Brazilian shrubs belonging to the order Compositæ and the tribe Vernoniaceæ, and type of the subtribe Lychnophoreæ, characterized by having the heads aggregated into compound terminal clusters on a common fleshy receptacle, and the pappus with two rows of chaff, the outer short and persistent, the inner narrow, partially twisted, and caducous.


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