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Matthiola   Listen
proper noun
Matthiola  n.  A genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals.
Synonyms: genus Matthiola.

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... sea-weeds or Fuci. Gaertner, moreover, found that this difference of facility in making reciprocal crosses is extremely common in a lesser degree. He has observed it even between forms so closely related (as Matthiola annua and glabra) that many botanists rank them only as varieties. It is also a remarkable fact, that hybrids raised from reciprocal crosses, though {259} of course compounded of the very same two species, the one species having first been used as the father and then as the mother, ...
— On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection • Charles Darwin

Words linked to "Matthiola" :   stock, brompton stock, genus Matthiola, dilleniid dicot genus, Cruciferae, family Cruciferae, mustard family, Brassicaceae, family Brassicaceae

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