: a small genus of Peruvian trailing herbs (family Acanthaceae) that are cultivated as foliage plants and that have leaves with showy red or white venation and inconspicuous flowers in bracted terminal spikes

Word History


New Latin, from Elizabeth and Sarah Margaret Fitton, 19th century Irish writers on botany + New Latin -ia

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“Fittonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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