: a genus of rhizomatous often shrubby tropical American herbs (family Gesneriaceae) that are widely cultivated for their soft velvety foliage and showy often scarlet flowers with four or five stamens and partly inferior ovary

Word History


New Latin, from Michael Kohler, 19th century Swiss naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Kohleria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kohleria. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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