: a small Australasian genus (the type of the family Eupomatiaceae of the order Ranales) comprising trees and shrubs with large staminodia that resemble petals between the anther-bearing stamens and the stigma so that pollination can only be effected by insects

Word History


New Latin, from eu- + Greek pōmat-, pōma lid + New Latin -ia

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“Eupomatia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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