Definition of Columnea

1. Noun. Tropical plant having thick hairy somewhat toothed leaves and solitary or clustered yellow to scarlet flowers; many cultivated for their flowers and ornamental foliage.

Group relationships: Genus Columnea
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Columnea

1. a bushy tropical plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Columnea

columna posterior
columna vertebralis
columnae anales
columnae carneae
columnae griseae
columnae renales
columnal
columnar
columnar cell
columnar epithelial cell
columnar epithelium
columnar layer
columnarity
columnated
columnea (current term)
columneas
columned
columnella
columniation
columniations
columniferous
columniform
columnist
columnistic
columnists
columnize
columnized
columnizes
columnizing

Literary usage of Columnea

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1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Climbing columnea, with a ... Сея. Climbing columnea, with a yellow- ilh Flower, and a white Fruit. ..."

2. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"columnea. Gen. pi. 1004. Cal. 5-partitus. Cor. ringens : labio superiore ... Climbing columnea. Nat. of the West Indies. Cult, before 1759, by Mr. Ph. ..."

3. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1843)
"In England, it passes under the title of both columnea grandiflora and C. splendent, each of which is appropriate ; but we have selected the latter because ..."

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