any of various plants belonging to the genus Streptocarpus, of the gesneria family, native to Africa and Asia, having showy white, pink, or purplish flowers and often cultivated as a houseplant.
Origin of streptocarpus
Also called Cape primrose.
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The pedicels of Streptocarpus Rexii have also been observed in a fasciated state.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
In species of Streptocarpus the cotyledons are permanent, and act the part of leaves.
Streptocarpus Wendlandii is a singularly interesting variety.
any plant of the typically stemless subtropical perennial genus Streptocarpus, some species of which are grown as greenhouse plants for their tubular flowers in a range of bright colours: family Gesneriaceae
Word Origin for streptocarpus
New Latin, from Greek streptos twisted + karpos fruit (from the shape of the capsule)
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