Bertolonia

noun Ber·to·lo·nia \ˌbər-tə-ˈlōn-yə, -ˈlō-nē-ə\

Definition of Bertolonia

  1. :  a small genus of ornamental Brazilian herbs (family Melastomaceae) having showy leaves and white, rose, or purple flowers in one-sided racemes

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Origin and Etymology of bertolonia

New Latin, from Antonio Bertoloni †1869 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia


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