Mars·​de·​nia | \ märzˈdēnēə \

Definition of Marsdenia

: a genus of tropical woody vines (family Asclepiadaceae) having small greenish purple flowers with the crown of the corolla consisting of five flat scales united at the base to the androecium — see rank indigo

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History and Etymology for Marsdenia

New Latin, from William Marsden †1836 English orientalist + New Latin -ia

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“Marsdenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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