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(from the article `Verbenaceae`) The type genus, Verbena, contains some 200 to 250 species, almost all of them native to the Western Hemisphere. Outstanding among the 30 Petrea ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/51
Petrea is a genus of evergreen flowering vines native to Mexico and Central America. They have rough-textured leaves, hence the common name sandpaper vine. It looks somewhat similar to a tropical Wisteria. Carolus Linnaeus named Petrea in honour of Robert James Petre, 8th Baron Petre of Ingatestone Hall in Essex. Petre was a patron of botany. ==Ga...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrea
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