Browsing: Gesneriaceae

Gesneriaceae is a family of flowering plants consisting of about 152 genera and 3,540 species in the Old World and New World tropics and subtropics, with a very small number extending to temperate areas. Most species are perennial herbs or subshrubs but a few are woody shrubs or small trees. The family name is based on the genus Gesneria, which honors Swiss humanist Conrad Gessner.

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Nematanthus tessmannii

Nematanthus tessmannii is an epiphyte subshrub up to 32 inches (80 cm) tall. The leaves are green to brownish, obovate to elliptic and up…


Columnea minor

Columnea minor is an exotic, dramatic, beautiful and hard-to-grow epiphytic flowering plant. This is a highly variable species…


Columnea billbergiana

Columnea billbergiana is a lovely, epiphytic plant, recognized by its branched, brown stems, paired leaves up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, smooth and dark…


Kohleria warszewiczii

Kohleria warszewiczii is a perennial plant up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall, with an upright to spreading habit. The flowers are nodding, rich…

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