: a genus of chiefly tropical American herbs or undershrubs (family Ochnaceae) having alternate leaves, fringed stipules, and small pentamerous flowers with an outer row of staminodia which is filiform and an inner row of staminodia which is petaloid

Word History


New Latin, from Pierre A. Boissier de la Croix de Sauvages †1795 French botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Sauvagesia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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