Origin of echeveriaModL, after Echeveri, Mexican illustrator of 19th-c. botanical works
any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American plants of the orpine family, with dense rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves
Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Echeveria, having thick, succulent leaves usually clustered in dense rosettes.
Origin of echeveriaNew Latin Echeveria genus name after Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, 18th-century Mexican botanical illustrator
From the genus name.
- As understood by botanists, this now includes the groups long known as Echeveria and Umbilicus.
- The Echeveria of gardens is now included in this genus.