calycanthus

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Related to Calycanthus floridus: Calycanthus occidentalis, Clethra alnifolia

calycanthus

(kăl'ĭkăn`thəs), any plant of the genus Calycanthus, aromatic shrubs of N North America, Asia, and Australia. An American type, the Carolina allspice, is cultivated for the aromatic fragrance of its flowers. Calycanthus is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Magnoliales, family Calycanthaceae.

calycanthus

symbol of compassion. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 279]