: a genus of low African shrubs (family Scrophulariaceae) resembling the heath and having spicate flowers with a nearly regular corolla, four didynamous stamens, a two-celled ovary, and drupaceous or capsular fruit

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New Latin, from Latin, a plant resembling the savin

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“Selago.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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