[ ges-neer-ee-uh, jes- ]
/ gɛsˈnɪər i ə, dʒɛs- /
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.
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Origin of gesneria family
see origin at gesneriad
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