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Noun1.Cliftonia - one species: titi
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
cyrilla family, Cyrilliaceae, family Cyrilliaceae, titi family - shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia
buckwheat tree, Cliftonia monophylla, titi - tree of low-lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers
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The shrub layer is dense, with Cyrilla racemiflora, Leucotheo axillaris, Lyonia lucida, Lyonia ligustrina, Clethra alnifolia, Cliftonia monophylla, Ilex glabra, Persea palustris, Viburnum nudum, and Azalea uiscosum.
Tripteris), while thick, nearly opaque wings are found in Cliftonia, Gouania, Guaiacum, Nothofagus, and Oenothera.