naegelia

noun
nae·​ge·​lia | \ nāˈgēlēə\

Definition of naegelia

1 capitalized : a small tropical American genus of rhizomatous perennial herbs (family Gesneriaceae) that are often cultivated for their showy tubular flowers and their velvety foliage
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Naegelia

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History and Etymology for naegelia

New Latin, from Karl Wilhelm von Naegeli †1891 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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