: a genus of South American herbs or undershrubs (family Malesherbiaceae) that have capsular fruit and large yellow racemose flowers with a tubular calyx exceeding the corolla

Word History


New Latin, from Chrétien G. de Lamoignon de Malesherbes †1794 French statesman + New Latin -ia

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“Malesherbia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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