Martynia annua


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Noun1.Martynia annua - sprawling annual or perennial herb of Central America and West Indies having creamy-white to red-purple bell-shaped flowers followed by unusual horned fruitMartynia annua - sprawling annual or perennial herb of Central America and West Indies having creamy-white to red-purple bell-shaped flowers followed by unusual horned fruit
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Martynia - in some classifications includes the unicorn plants
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The label "martynia" came from Carl Linnaeus (considered to be the "father of taxonomy") who named the plant Martynia annua after John Martyn, a professor of botany in Cambridge, England.