genus Gloxinia

noun
small genus of tropical American herbs with leafy stems and axillary flowers
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family
Member Meronyms: ↑Canterbury bell, ↑Gloxinia perennis

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  • Gloxinia — can refer to: *The genus Gloxinia of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae *The plant species Sinningia speciosa , formerly classified in the genus Gloxinia and still commonly known by that name, in the family Gesneriaceae *Creeping… …   Wikipedia

  • Gloxinia (genus) — Taxobox name = Gloxinia regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gloxinia genus authority = L Hér. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Gloxinia is a genus of… …   Wikipedia

  • gloxinia — /glok sin ee euh/, n. 1. any of several horticultural varieties of a plant belonging to the genus Sinningia, of the gesneria family, esp. S. speciosa, having large white, red, or purple bell shaped flowers. 2. any plant of the genus Gloxinia, of… …   Universalium

  • Gloxinia — ID 37549 Symbol Key GLOXI Common Name gloxinia Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit N/A Dura …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Gloxinia perennis — noun herb of Colombia to Peru having pale purple flowers • Syn: ↑Canterbury bell • Hypernyms: ↑gloxinia • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Gloxinia …   Useful english dictionary

  • gloxinia — noun Any of several South American plants (of the genus Gloxinia or Sinningia) that have showy, colourful flowers …   Wiktionary

  • Gloxinia perennis — ID 37550 Symbol Key GLPE3 Common Name Canterbury bells Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution PR Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • gloxinia — n. any tropical plant of the genus Gloxinia, native to S. America, with large bell flowers of various colours. Etymology: mod.L f. B. P. Gloxin, 18th c. Ger. botanist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gloxinia — Glox*in i*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.) American genus of herbaceous plants with very handsome bell shaped blossoms; named after B. P. Gloxin, a German botanist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genus Sinningia — noun genus of perennial tuberous herbs and shrubs of Central and South America • Syn: ↑Sinningia • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family …   Useful english dictionary

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