from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, of the natural order Piperaceæ, of which there are about a dozen Asiatic species.
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- noun type genus of the Chloranthaceae
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L. chloranthus and L. tingitanus do best sown now in deep pots 15cm – five to seven per pot, say – with some gentle heat and transferred to cool conditions the minute they are up.
My favourite is the lime-green-flowered Lathyrus chloranthus.
Among these scented teas are various caper teas, flavoured with chloranthus flowers and the buds of some species of plants belonging to the orange tribe, _magnolia fuscata_, olea flowers, &c. The Cong Souchong, or
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c. P. L. Simmonds