from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Porto Rico, either Marcgravia Sintenisii or M. rectiflora Jacquini, climbing shrubs with simple leaves and long-stemmed umbels of flowers, which adhere to the trunks of palms and other forest-trees by rooting lateral branches. They are closely allied to the West Indian ivy, Marcgravia umbellata, of Jamaica and the Windward Islands. See Marcgravia and West Indianivy.


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