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A genus of a single species in S. America, placed in the tribe Poterieae of the Rose family, with Acaena, Alchemilla, Sanguisorba, and Poterium, to name only those genera best known in gardens. The fruit is really an achene, enclosed in the fleshy calyx-tube. The allied genus Tetraglochin, also confined to S. America, is included in Margyricarpus by some botanists, the combined genus then having about ten species.

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