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(Plants) any plant of the annual or perennial tropical genus Exacum; some are grown as greenhouse biennials for their bluish-purple platter-shaped flowers: family Gentianaceae
[Latin, a name for centaury, from ex out + agere to drive]
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Noun1.Exacum - genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants: especially Persian violets
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Gentianaceae, gentian family, Gentianaceae - chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals
Exacum affine, Persian violet - perennial cultivated especially as a houseplant for its fragrant bluish to dark lavender flowers
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There are also flowers in which the curvature of the stamens and the style are in opposite directions (e.g., Exacum: stamens: down-up-down, style: up-down-up).
Besides these, other species Andrographis paniculata, Exacum tetragonum, E.