Centradenia

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Centradenia

 

a genus of herbs or subshrubs of the family Melastomaceae. The stems are four-angled. The lanceolate leaves are opposite, but those of each pair are not equal in size. The pink or white flowers are in apical or axillary racemes. The fruit is a capsule. There are seven species, distributed in Mexico and Central America. Some, including C. grandifolia and C. floribunda, are cultivated as ornamentals.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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