Boerhavia

noun
Boer·ha·via | \ bu̇rˈhāvēə , -ˈhäv- \

Definition of Boerhavia 

: a genus of widely distributed pubescent or glandular tropical herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) having small apetalous flowers and club-shaped ribbed fruit

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