columnea

[ kuh-luhm-nee-uh ]
/ kəˈlʌm ni ə /

noun

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.

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Origin of columnea

<New Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to column(a), Latinized form of Fabio Colonna (1567–ca. 1640), Italian writer on plants + -ea-ea
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  • Trevirana or Achimenes, and Columnea, are removed to Gesneriace.

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