Bertolonia

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

Definition of Bertolonia

: 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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History and Etymology for Bertolonia

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

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“Bertolonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bertolonia. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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