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co·lum·ne·a

 (kə-lŭm′nē-ə)
n.
Any of various bushy or trailing tropical American plants of the genus Columnea, grown indoors for their showy colorful tubular flowers.

[New Latin Columnea, genus name, after Fabius Columna, latinized name of Fabio Colonna (1567-1650?), Italian botanist.]

columnea

(kəˈlʌmnɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant belonging to the genus Columnea, a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Gesneriaceae, with bright red, yellow, or orange tubular flowers and glossy leaves
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.columnea - tropical plant having thick hairy somewhat toothed leaves and solitary or clustered yellow to scarlet flowerscolumnea - tropical plant having thick hairy somewhat toothed leaves and solitary or clustered yellow to scarlet flowers; many cultivated for their flowers and ornamental foliage
genus Columnea - genus of tropical American subshrubs and lianas
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Schuller Ciencias Naturales Columnea corralesii, a new species of No.
A The goldfish plant or Columnea needs bright light, moist compost (water sparingly in winter) and its leaves misted.
Columnea Midnight Lantern - a semi-trailing columnea with deep purple foliage and large orange tubular flowers which make a striking contrast.
Alla, la longevidad promedio de las hojas varia entre 14 a 15 meses (Costus curvibracteatus, Costas malortieanus, Columnea consanguinea) y de 63 a 73 meses (Ocotea atirrensis, Naucleopsis naga, I.
TWO NEW SPECIES AND TWO NEW VARIETIES OF COLUMNEA (GESNERIACEAE)
Se describe e ilustra una nueva especie de Columnea perteneciente a la seccion Ortholoma (Gesneriaceae) para el departamento de Antioquia en Colombia (Cordillera Occidental).
Columnea figueroae, a new species of Gesneriaceae from las Orquideas National Natural Park (Antioquia, Colombia).
Palabras clave: Colombia, Columnea, Flora de Colombia, Gesneriaceae, Ortboloma, Taxonomia, Valle del Cauca.
Columnea is a neotropical genus containing over 205 species (Moller & Clark 2013) that is presumably exclusively pollinated by hummingbird species (Morley 1966, 1971; 1973; Wiehler 1983).
En el area de "Botanica" se presentan dos articulos: el primero incluye varias novedades taxonomicas en el genero Columnea de la familia Gesneriaceae, mientras el segundo analiza el uso de especies de importancia medicinal y magica en las comunidades del Valle de Sibundoy, alto Putumayo.
Se describen e ilustran una nueva especie de Columnea y una variedad de Columnea lanata (Seem.