Spar·​man·​nia | \ spärˈmanēə \

Definition of Sparmannia

: a small genus of African shrubs or trees (family Tiliaceae) having cordate more or less lobed leaves and silky white flowers with imperfect outer stamens succeeded by echinate capsules — see african hemp

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History and Etymology for Sparmannia

New Latin, from Andreas Sparmann †1820 Swedish naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Sparmannia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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