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Noun1.loasa - any of various perennial South American plants of the genus Loasa having stinging hairs and showy white or yellow or reddish-orange flowers
genus Loasa - genus of tropical American prickly herbs or subshrubs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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The advent of the antipoverty movement, however, framed the notion of parent education in terms of remediating what were seen as the cultural deficits inherent in poor, minority families (Haskins & Adams, 1983; Loasa, 1983).
Nasa y Presliophytum: Los nombres y sus tipos en los nuevos generos segregados de Loasa Juss.
For example, in Loasa (Loasaceae) the staminodes are bright yellow and red, contrasting with the white corolla.