noun Etymology: New Latin Gesneria, genus name, from Konrad Gesner died 1565 Swiss naturalist Date: 1882 any of a family (Gesneriaceae) of tropical or subtropical herbs (as an African violet or gloxinia) with chiefly opposite leaves and highly zygomorphic flowers

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  • gesneriad — /ges near ee ad , jes /, n. any of various, chiefly tropical plants of the gesneria family. [1880 85; < NL Gesneri(a) a genus name (after K. von GESNER; see IA) + AD1] * * * Any of more than 1,800 species of mostly tropical and subtropical… …   Universalium

  • gesneriad — noun Any of the family Gesneriaceae of tropical and subtropical flowering plants, valued as ornamentals …   Wiktionary

  • gesneriad — ges·ne·ri·ad …   English syllables

  • gesneriad — noun any of numerous tropical or subtropical small shrubs or treelets or epiphytic vines of the family Gesneriaceae: African violet; Cape primroses; gloxinia • Hypernyms: ↑woody plant, ↑ligneous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Gesneriaceae, ↑family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gesneriad Society — The Gesneriad Society, Inc. is an international horticultural society devoted to the promotion, cultivation, and study of gesneriads (plant family Gesneriaceae). The organization was founded in 1951 as the American Gloxinia Society by Elvin… …   Wikipedia

  • Gesneriaceae — Taxobox name = Gesneriaceae image width = 240px image caption = Haberlea rhodopensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Gesneriaceae familia authority = Dumortier subdivision ranks = Genera… …   Wikipedia

  • Gesneriaceae —   Gesneriaceae Haberlea rhodopensis …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hans Wiehler — Hans Joachim Wiehler (1930 2003) was a Prussian born American botanist who specialized in the plant family Gesneriaceae. In 1954 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from… …   Wikipedia

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