genus Saintpaulia

noun
east African herb with nodding flowers; widely cultivated
Syn: ↑Saintpaulia
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family
Member Meronyms: ↑African violet, ↑Saintpaulia ionantha

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  • Saintpaulia — Taxobox name = Saintpaulia image width = 240px image caption = a Saintpaulia ionantha cultivar regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Saintpaulia genus authority = J.C.Wendl …   Wikipedia

  • Saintpaulia — Usambaraveilchen Usambaraveilchen (Saintpaulia ionantha Hybride) Systematik Kerneudikotyledonen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Saintpaulia inconspicua — Taxobox name = Saintpaulia inconspicua regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Saintpaulia species = S. inconspicua binomial = Saintpaulia Inconspicua Saintpaulia inconspicua …   Wikipedia

  • Saintpaulia ionantha — noun tropical African plant cultivated as a houseplant for its violet or white or pink flowers • Syn: ↑African violet • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Saintpaulia, ↑genus Saintpaulia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saintpaulia — ID 74034 Symbol Key SAINT Common Name African violet Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • saintpaulia — [s(ə)nt pɔ:lɪə] noun an African violet. [Genus Saintpaulia.] Origin mod. L., from the name of the German explorer Baron W. von Saint Paul (1860–1910) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Saintpaulia — n. any plant of the genus Saintpaulia, esp. the African violet. Etymology: Baron W. von Saint Paul, Ger. soldier d. 1910, its discoverer …   Useful english dictionary

  • asterid dicot genus — noun genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Hyponyms: ↑genus Achillea, ↑Acroclinium, ↑genus Acroclinium, ↑Ageratina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • African violet — a popular house plant, Saintpaulia ionantha, of the gesneriad family, having hairy leaves and showy violet, pink, or white flowers. [1940 45] * * * Any plant of the genus Saintpaulia, of the gesneriad family, especially S. ionantha. African… …   Universalium

  • family Gesneriaceae — noun large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales • Syn: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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