aphelandra

/ (ˌæfəˈlændrə) /

noun

any shrub of the evergreen genus Aphelandra, originally from tropical America, widely grown as a house plant for its variegated shiny leaves and brightly coloured flowers: family Acanthaceae

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Word Origin for aphelandra

from Greek aphelēs simple + andros, genitive of anēr man, male, because the anthers are single celled
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