Vel·​lo·​zia | \vəˈlōzēə\

Definition of Vellozia 

: a genus (the type of the family Velloziaceae) of Brazilian plants having branching stems clothed with the bases of the stiff linear pointed leaves and including some that are cultivated for their bell-shaped flowers

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History and Etymology for Vellozia

New Latin, from José Velloso Xavier †1811 Brazilian botanist + New Latin -ia

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