from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of polypetalous shrubs of the order Malvaceæ and the tribe Malveæ unlike the other genera of its subtribe Sideæ in its longitudinally stigmatose style-branches, and characterized by a five-cleft calyx, distant or obsolete bracteoles, many-cleft stamen-column, and one, two, or many carpels, each with one Pendulous seed.

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  • noun small genus of shrubs and trees of Australia and New Zealand


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