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Any of various plants of the genus Gypsophila in the pink family, having small white or pink flowers and including baby's breath.

[New Latin Gypsophila, genus name : Greek gupsos, chalk; see gypsum + Greek philos, loving; see -phile.]


(Plants) any caryophyllaceous plant of the mainly Eurasian genus Gypsophila, such as baby's-breath, having small white or pink flowers
[C18: New Latin, from Greek gupsos chalk + philos loving]
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Noun1.gypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowersGypsophila - Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
babies'-breath, baby's breath, Gypsophila paniculata - tall plant with small lance-shaped leaves and numerous tiny white or pink flowers
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Gypsophilas are often grown as ornamental plants in gardens, they are grown both as garden plants and also valuable as a cut flower in floristry to add as a filler to flower bouquets (Rehman, 2002).
ABSTRACT: Apical meristem as explant was used to micropropagate the economically important cut flower plant, Gypsophila paniculata L.
The major issue is phytoplasma disease, which has been identified in Gypsophila (Gera et al.
The Gypsophila explant was then washed with household detergent and rinsed with distilled water for 3 times then it was also dipped in commercial sodium hypochlorite (bleach) (15-22 %) for 15-20 min.
The low rooting frequency and sterile nature of the Gypsophila plant making it essential to grow it by tissue culturing.