veltheimia

veltheimia

[vel-thee-mee-uh]
noun
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Veltheimia, especially V. viridifolia, native to southern Africa, having glossy, strap-shaped leaves and a long cluster of tubular pinkish flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1769), after August Ferdinand, Graf von Veltheim (1741–1801), German patron of botany; see -ia

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