family Gesneriaceae


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Noun1.family Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
gesneriad - any of numerous tropical or subtropical small shrubs or treelets or epiphytic vines of the family Gesneriaceae: African violet; Cape primroses; gloxinia
genus Gesneria - large genus of tropical American herbs having showy tubular flowers
genus Achimenes - genus of tropical perennial American herbs
genus Aeschynanthus - large genus of East Indian ornamental woody epiphytic plants
Alsobia, genus Alsobia - tropical American herbs sometimes included in genus Episcia
genus Columnea - genus of tropical American subshrubs and lianas
genus Episcia - genus of tropical American herbs having soft hairy foliage
genus Gloxinia - small genus of tropical American herbs with leafy stems and axillary flowers
gloxinia - any of several plants of the genera Gloxinia or Sinningia (greenhouse gloxinias) having showy bell-shaped flowers
genus Kohleria - genus of tropical American shrubs
genus Saintpaulia, Saintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowers; widely cultivated
genus Sinningia, Sinningia - genus of perennial tuberous herbs and shrubs of Central and South America
genus Streptocarpus - large genus of usually stemless African or Asian herbs: Cape primrose
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Among China's mega-biodiversity, the family Gesneriaceae shows a diversification center in Southwest China, including Hainan Island (Li & Wang, 2005).
It belongs to the family gesneriaceae which includes African violets, gloxinias and achimenes.
Drymonia, with 74 species, is the third largest genus in the Neotropics, and one of the most morphologically diverse among the neotropical genera of the family Gesneriaceae (Weber 2004, Clark et al.