from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The Mollusca as a branch of the animal kingdom: correlated with Vertebrata, Articulata, and Radiata.
- A grade or division of Urochorda, containing the true tunicaries or ascidians, with the salps and doliolids, as collectively distinguished from the Larvalia (or Appendiculariidæ).
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Communities of palms such as Mauritiella pacifica, Manicaria saccata, and Euterpe cuatrecasa also appear in these swamps.
I especially noticed _Aristolochia saccata, _ which climbs the loftiest trees, bearing its curious pitcher-shaped flowers near the ground only; its leaves are said to be good food for cattle.