Cal·​an·​drin·​ia | \ ˌkalənˈdrinēə \

Definition of Calandrinia

: a large genus of mostly South American and Australian succulent herbs of the family Portulacaceae that have basal or alternate leaves and purplish ephemeral flowers in bracted racemes or panicles — see rock purslane

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History and Etymology for Calandrinia

New Latin, after Jean Louis Calandrini †1758 Swiss botanist

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“Calandrinia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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