penaea

noun
pe·​naea | \pə̇ˈnēə\

Definition of penaea 

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Penaeaceae) of southern African shrubs with small sessile leaves and spicate yellowish or reddish flowers

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Penaea

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History and Etymology for penaea

New Latin, from Pierre Pena 16th century French botanist

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