gesneria family

[ 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.

Origin of gesneria family

see origin at gesneriad Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019