genus Saintpaulia

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Noun1.genus Saintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowersgenus Saintpaulia - east African herb with nodding flowers; widely cultivated
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Gesneriaceae, gesneria family, Gesneriaceae - large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
African violet, Saintpaulia ionantha - tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers