echeveria

noun ech·e·ve·ria \ ˌe-chə-və-ˈrē-ə \

Definition of echeveria

:any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American succulent plants of the orpine family that have showy rosettes of often plushy basal leaves and axillary clusters of flowers with erect petals

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Origin and Etymology of echeveria

New Latin, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría flourished 1771 Mexican botanical illustrator


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