gesneria family

noun
large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑order Polemoniales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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/ges near"ee euh, jes-/
the plant family Gesneriaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having a basal rosette of usually toothed leaves, tubular two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the African violet, gloxinia, and streptocarpus.
[see GESNERIAD]

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  • gesneria family — ges•ne′ri•a fam ily [[t]gɛsˈnɪər i ə, dʒɛs [/t]] n. pln a family, Gesneriaceae, of plants with a basal rosette of leaves and tubular two lipped flowers • Etymology: < NL Gesneria a genus, after Konrad von Gesner (1516–65), Swiss naturalist;… …   From formal English to slang

  • gesneria family — /ges near ee euh, jes / the plant family Gesneriaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having a basal rosette of usually toothed leaves, tubular two lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the African violet …   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

  • Gesneria — ID 37012 Symbol Key GESNE Common Name gesneria 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

  • gesneria — [jes nir′ē ə, gesnir′ē ə] adj. 〚ModL, after K. V. Gesner (1516 65), Swiss naturalist〛 designating a tropical family (Gesneriaceae, order Scrophulariales) of woody or fleshy dicotyledonous plants with showy tubular flowers, including the African… …   Universalium

  • gesneria — [jes nir′ē ə, gesnir′ē ə] adj. [ModL, after K. V. Gesner (1516 65), Swiss naturalist] designating a tropical family (Gesneriaceae, order Scrophulariales) of woody or fleshy dicotyledonous plants with showy tubular flowers, including the African… …   English World dictionary

  • Gesneria — Taxobox name = Gesneria image caption = Gesneria venticosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gesneria L. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text. Gesneria is …   Wikipedia

  • gesneria — noun any plant of the genus Gesneria • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Gesneria * * * geˈsnirēə noun Etymology: New Latin, from …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gesneria calycina — Taxobox status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Scrophulariales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gesneria species = G. calycina binomial = Gesneria calycina binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Gesneria calycosa — Taxobox status = LR/nt | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Scrophulariales familia = Gesneriaceae genus = Gesneria species = G. calycosa binomial = Gesneria calycosa binomial authority …   Wikipedia

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