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[kuh-luhm-nee-uh] /kəˈlʌm ni ə/
any of various vines or shrubs of the genus Columnea, native to tropical America, that have tubular, showy, two-lipped flowers and are often cultivated as houseplants.
Origin of columnea
< New Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to column(a), Latinized form of Fabio Colonna (1567-ca. 1640), Italian writer on plants + -ea -ea Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Trevirana or Achimenes, and columnea, are removed to Gesneriace.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon

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