/ (ˌæfəˈlændrə) /
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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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That shrubbery above is composed of a species of Bœhmeria or Ardisia, and that scarlet flower belongs to our native Aphelandra.At Last|Charles Kingsley