scrophulariaceous

scrophulariaceous

(ˌskrɒfjʊˌlɛərɪˈeɪʃəs)
adj
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Scrophulariaceae, a family of plants including figwort, snapdragon, foxglove, toadflax, speedwell, and mullein
[C19: from New Latin (herba) scrophularia scrofula (plant), from the use of such plants in treating scrofula]
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2006) present strong evidence of the scrophulariaceous affinity of the Buddlejaceae based on molecular phylogenetic studies.
The most common scrophulariaceous flower (see Table I) has a five-lobed calyx, a campanulate, slightly gibbous corolla tube bearing five lobes (two forming the upper lip, three the lower), four stamens attached to the inside of the corolla tube, and a bicarpellate pistil.