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ABROMA (from a, not, and broma, food). Sterculiaceae. A genus of 2 or 3 species, closely related to the cacao; grown as evergreen greenhouse trees, but apparently not in cult. except in botanical collections. Fls. dingy purple, the calyx 5-parted; corolla lobes 5, clawed. Prop. by seeds or by cuttings in spring from half-ripened wood under glass. Probably not in cult.
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