: a genus of chiefly tropical plants (family Verbenaceae) with solitary axillary flowers see jamaica vervain

Word History


New Latin, from Greek stachys + New Latin -tarpheta (probably irregular from Greek tarpheia, feminine of tarphys thick; perhaps akin to Greek thrombos lump

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“Stachytarpheta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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