genus Columnea


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Noun1.genus Columnea - genus of tropical American subshrubs and lianas
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Gesneriaceae, gesneria family, Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
columnea - tropical plant having thick hairy somewhat toothed leaves and solitary or clustered yellow to scarlet flowers; many cultivated for their flowers and ornamental foliage
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Validated by Wiehler (1973, 1975), and now recognized as a section with in the genus Columnea (Kvist & Skog 1993).
paraguensis --a recently described species (AmayaMarquez & Smith 2012)--are unique within the genus Columnea by having a mix of traits typical of section Ortholoma (i.