genus Streptocarpus

noun
large genus of usually stemless African or Asian herbs: Cape primrose
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family Gesneriaceae, ↑gesneria family
Member Meronyms: ↑streptocarpus, ↑Cape primrose

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  • Streptocarpus — Taxobox name = Streptocarpus image width = 240px image caption = Streptocarpus parviflorus regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Streptocarpus Lindl. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • streptocarpus — noun any of various plants of the genus Streptocarpus having leaves in a basal rosette and flowers like primroses • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑Cape primrose • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Streptocarpus …   Useful english dictionary

  • streptocarpus — noun (plural carpuses; also carpus) Etymology: New Latin, from strepto + carpus carpous Date: 1828 any of a genus (Streptocarpus) of usually stemless African gesneriads that have showy brightly colored flowers with funnel shaped corollas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • streptocarpus — /strep teuh kahr peuhs/, n. 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. Also called Cape… …   Universalium

  • streptocarpus — noun Any of several plants of the genus Streptocarpus; the Cape primroses …   Wiktionary

  • Streptocarpus — ID 81379 Symbol Key STREP5 Common Name cape primrose 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

  • Streptocarpus hybridus — ID 81380 Symbol Key STHY11 Common Name Cape primrose Family Gesneriaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • streptocarpus — [ˌstrɛptə(ʊ) kα:pəs] noun an African plant with funnel shaped pink, white, or violet flowers, cultivated as indoor or greenhouse plants. [Genus Streptocarpus.] Origin mod. L., from strepto + Gk karpos fruit …   English new terms 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

  • Cape primrose — noun any of various African plants of the genus Streptocarpus widely cultivated especially as houseplants for their showy blue or purple flowers • Hypernyms: ↑streptocarpus • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Streptocarpus * * * noun Usage: usually… …   Useful english dictionary

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