(name of no signification). Amoranldcew. Tender herbs or shrubs, allied to Achyranthes. Lanate plants of Trop. Asia and Afr., with perfect or imperfect fls., the perianth segments short and hyaline: stamens 5 or 4, sterile filaments intervening: fls. very small, usually in clusters, white or rusty. sanguinolénta, Blume (A. aanguima, Hort.). Lvs. 1%—2%in. long, opposite or alternate, ovate, acuminat/e, soft, pubescent, pale beneath. Java.—Cult. for its dark red leaves.