from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the natural order Ficoideæ; and the tribe Mollugineæ, characterized by a capsular fruit, a three-to five-celled ovary containing many ovules, and stipulate leaves which often appear to be whorled.
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Fici one or two, an Alstonia, Celosia mollugo, Solani sp.
It feeds on species of bedstraw (Galium verum and G. mollugo), and as the green forms are less abundant than the brown, it has probably undergone some recent change of food-plant or of habits which renders brown the more protective colour.