welwitschia mirabilis


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Welwitschia \Wel*witsch"i*a\, n. [NL. So named after the
   discoverer, Dr. Friedrich Welwitsch.] (Bot.)
   An African plant (Welwitschia mirabilis) belonging to the
   order Gnetaceae. It consists of a short, woody, topshaped
   stem, and never more than two leaves, which are the
   cotyledons enormously developed, and at length split into
   diverging segments.
   [1913 Webster]
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