- any of various kalanchoes, as Kalanchoe pinnata, that characteristically bear plantlets along the leaf margins.
Origin of bryophyllum
< New Latin (1805), originally a genus name, equivalent to bryo- bryo- + Greek phýllon leaf
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In some genera of flowering plants, and notably in Bryophyllum, little plants form on various parts of the leaves.
When a piece of the stem of Bryophyllum is cut off and its leaves are removed, the two apical buds will grow out first.The Organism as a Whole
Eight different determinations are given, three for Bryophyllum and five for Nymphæa.
In both these respects the shoot of Bryophyllum and the flower stalk of Nymphæa give good results.
The production of leaf-buds from 327 leaves sometimes occurs as in Bryophyllum, and many plants of the order Gesneraceae.