telanthera

noun tel·an·thera \ təˈlan(t)thərə , teˈl- \

Definition of telanthera

1 capitalized :a genus of tropical herbs or shrubs (family Amaranthaceae) that is commonly included in the genus Alternanthera from which it may be distinguished by the presence of five stamens and five staminodia united into a tube and that comprises plants with inconspicuous whitish flowers and showy brightly colored foliage which are often used for carpet bedding
2 plural -s :alternanthera 2

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Origin and Etymology of telanthera

New Latin, from 2tel- + -anthera


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