gesneria family

[ ges-neer-ee-uh, jes- ]

  1. the plant family Gesneriaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having a basal rosette of usually toothed leaves, tubular two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the African violet, gloxinia, and streptocarpus.

Origin of gesneria family

see origin at gesneriad

Words Nearby gesneria family Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024