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Lomatia   Listen
lomatia  n.  Any of various ornamental evergreens of the genus Lomatia having attractive fragrant flowers.

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... intermingled with a tree of the proteaceous family, called chaparro by the natives. It is a new species of rhopala,* (* Resembling the Embothrium, of which we found no species in South America. The embothriums are represented in American vegetation by the genera Lomatia and Oreocallis.) with hard and resonant leaves. The little groves of rhopala are called chaparales; and it may be supposed that, in a vast plain, where only two or three species of trees are to be found, the chaparro, which affords ...
— Equinoctial Regions of America V2 • Alexander von Humboldt

Words linked to "Lomatia" :   shrub, genus Lomatia, bush

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