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  1. Sarcostemma, genus Sarcostemmanoun

    succulent subshrubs or vines; tropical and subtropical India and Africa and Malaysia


  1. Sarcostemma

    Sarcostemma is a genus of at least 35 species of flowering plants in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. The name is derived from the Greek words σαρκὸς, meaning "flesh," and στέμμα, meaning "garland". Members of the genus are known generally as climbing milkweeds or caustic bushes. They are found across Africa and tropical Asia, in Australia, and in parts of North America. These plants are perennial flowering shrubs with trailing vines or lianas. They are often adapted to heat and/or desert conditions. Some have few or no leaves and photosynthesize in the tissues of the green stems. The soft stems are filled with a milky white latex that is poisonous and caustic in some species. The flowers have a ring of thick tissue at the base which extends into hollow spherical appendages within the flower corolla.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sarcostemma

    sär-kō-stem′a, n. a genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Asclepiadeæ, native to Africa, Asia, and Australia—including the flesh crown-flower. [Gr. sarx, flesh, stemma, wreath.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarcostemma in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarcostemma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. ventricle
    • B. brashness
    • C. sousing
    • D. chin-wag

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