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n. (context botany English) Any plant of the genus ''Francoa'', with white, pink or red flowers, native to Chile.


Francoa is a genus of the Melianthaceae family which consists of herbs endemic to Chile. Plants may grow up to one metre high and produce basal clumps of round, deeply lobed, dark green, fuzzy leaves with winged leafstalks. Compact racemes of small, cup-shaped flowers, which are pink with red markings, appear in summer and early fall.