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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Asterales (224)

        Family: Goodeniaceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Scaevola (1)

            Epithet: plumieri (L.) Vahl (1)

Synonyms: Cerbera ovata Sieber, Lobelia americana Willd., Lobelia plumieri L.

americana => from America

ovata => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

plumieri => in honor of Charles Plumier (1646-1704), French botanist


Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

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