aphelandra


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Related to aphelandra: Aphelandra squarrosa

aphelandra

(ˌæfəˈlændrə)
n
1. (Plants) any shrub of the evergreen genus Aphelandra, originally from tropical America, widely grown as a house plant for its variegated shiny leaves and brightly coloured flowers: family Acanthaceae
2. (Botany) any shrub of the evergreen genus Aphelandra, originally from tropical America, widely grown as a house plant for its variegated shiny leaves and brightly coloured flowers: family Acanthaceae
[from Greek aphelēs simple + andros, genitive of anēr man, male, because the anthers are single celled]
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Ultrastructure of extrafloral nectaries in Aphelandra spp.
Structure and development of bracteal nectary glands in Aphelandra (Acanthaceae).
Aphelandra squarrosa is known as the zebra plant because of the bold ivory-white veins on the bright green leaves.