: a genus (the type of the family Marcgraviaceae) of tropical American epiphytic woody vines that have vegetative shoots with 2-ranked closely appressed sessile leaves and flowering shoots with spreading petiolate leaves

Word History


New Latin, from Georg Markgraf †1644 German naturalist and traveler in South America + New Latin -ia

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“Marcgravia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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