: 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

Word History


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

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“Sparmannia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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