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Gesneriaceae
The African Violet Family
Plantae
This is a family of around 2000 species in 125 genera, most of them tropical herbs and shrubs, rarely trees, with a few occuring in temperate areas of the world. They are grown for ornament, most of them as houseplants in temperate regions. The most well-known species are Aeschyanthus, Columnea, Episcia, Gesneria, Gloxinia, Kohleria, Saintpaulia (African Violet), and Streptocarpus. A few of the hardier species are grown in gardens, notably Ramonda, Jankaea and Mitraria. Some are used in local medicines in tropical areas.

Underground fibrous roots, tubers or scaly rhizomes
Irregular flowers with five sepals and five petals
Many small seeds in a capsule

and are usually tropical herbs or shrubs (rarely trees)

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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Gesneriaceae
belongs to the Order of Lamiales


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Gesneriaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Goldfish Plant
Goldfish Plant
Nematanthus wettsteinii
gardengeek - March 02, 2014

Goldfish Plant
Goldfish Plant
Nematanthus wettsteinii
CrookedCreek - May 12, 2011

African Violet
African Violet
Saintpaulia ionantha
Thunder - June 14, 2010

Lipstick Plant
Lipstick Plant
Aeschynanthus
gardengeek - January 06, 2010

Episcia - Flame Violets
Episcia - Flame Violets
Episcia kuparilehti
heidbenati - October 25, 2009

Gloxinia
Gloxinia
Sinningia speciosa
hans2009 - April 06, 2009


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Comment: Gloxinia

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gardengeek
gardengeek
April 18, 2009
Sinningia speciosa
Gloxinia, native to Brazil.
Family Gesneriaceae.
Perennial flowering plant.



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