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[brahy-uh-fil-uh m]
  1. any of various kalanchoes, as Kalanchoe pinnata, that characteristically bear plantlets along the leaf margins.
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Origin of bryophyllum

< New Latin (1805), originally a genus name, equivalent to bryo- bryo- + Greek phýllon leaf
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Historical Examples

  • In some genera of flowering plants, and notably in Bryophyllum, little plants form on various parts of the leaves.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7


  • When a piece of the stem of Bryophyllum is cut off and its leaves are removed, the two apical buds will grow out first.

  • 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.