Gesneriaceae (African Violet Family)

Gesneriaceae is commonly known as the Gesneriad or African Violet Family. The Gesneriaceae is a family from Lamiales Order, splits from Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The family consists of 154 genera and about 3,000 species of mainly tropical and subtropical distribution.

The majority of species are represented by perennial herbs, but also includes terrestrial shrubs, small trees, some annuals as well as epiphytes and climbers. The flowers are usually conspicuous, variable in shape and often very colorful.

Genera in Gesneriaceae:
  • Acanthonema
  • Cremosperma
  • Isoloma
  • Phinaea
  • Achimenantha
  • Cremospermopsis
  • Isometrum
  • Platystemma
  • Achimenes
  • Cubitanthus
  • Koellikeria
  • Plectopoma
  • Aeschynanthus
  • Cyrtandra
  • Kohleria
  • Primulina
  • Agalmyla
  • Cyrtandromoea
  • Lagarosolen
  • Ramonda
  • Allocheilos
  • Dayaoshania
  • Leptoboea
  • Raphiocarpus
  • Alloplectus
  • Deinocheilos
  • Ligeria
  • Rechsteineria
  • Allostigma
  • Deinostigma
  • Locheria
  • Reldia
  • Amalophyllon
  • Depanthus
  • Loxostigma
  • Resia
  • Ancylostemon
  • Diastema
  • Lysionotus
  • Rhabdothamnopsis
  • Anetanthus
  • Didissandra
  • Mandirola
  • Rhoogeton
  • Anna
  • Didymocarpus
  • Metabriggsia
  • Rhynchoglossum
  • Asteranthera
  • Didymostigma
  • Metapetrocosmea
  • Rhynchotechum
  • Beccarinda
  • Dolicholoma
  • Mitraria
  • Rhytidophyllum
  • Bellonia
  • Drymonia
  • Monopyle
  • Rufodorsia
  • Besleria
  • Emarhendia
  • Moussonia
  • Sanango
  • Boea
  • Episcia
  • Napeanthus
  • Sarmienta
  • Boeica
  • Epithema
  • Nautilocalyx
  • Seemannia
  • Bournea
  • Eucodonia
  • Nematanthus
  • Sinningia
  • Briggsia
  • Eucodonopsis
  • Neomortonia
  • Smitheppiella
  • Briggsiopsis
  • Fieldia
  • Niphaea
  • Smithiantha
  • Calcareoboea
  • Gasteranthus
  • Nomopyle
  • Solenophora
  • Capanea
  • Gesneria
  • Oerstedina
  • Sphaerorrhiza
  • Cathayanthe
  • Glossoloma
  • Opithandra
  • Stauranthera
  • Championia
  • Gloxinella
  • Oreocharis
  • Streptocarpus
  • Chirita
  • Gloxinia
  • Ornithoboea
  • Tengia
  • Chiritopsis
  • Gloxiniopsis
  • Ortholoma
  • Thamnocharis
  • Chrysothemis
  • Goyazia
  • Paliavana
  • Titanotrichum
  • Codonanthe
  • Gyrocheilos
  • Paraboea
  • Tremacron
  • Codonanthopsis
  • Gyrogyne
  • Paradrymonia
  • Trevirana
  • Colpogyne
  • Haberlea
  • Paraisometrum
  • Trichantha
  • Columnea
  • Hemiboea
  • Parakohleria
  • Trisepalum
  • Conandron
  • Hemiboeopsis
  • Paralagarosolen
  • Tylopsacas
  • Coptocheile
  • Henckelia
  • Pearcea
  • Vanhouttea
  • Corallodiscus
  • Heppiella
  • Peltanthera
  • Wentsaiboea
  • Coronanthera
  • Hippodamia
  • Pentarhaphia
  • Whytockia
  • Corytoplectus
  • Houttea
  • Petrocodon
  • XAchicodonia
  • Crantzia
  • Hovanella
  • Petrocosmea
  • Cremersia
  • Hypocyrta
  • Pheidonocarpa


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Aeschynanthes lobbianus Chrysothemis pulchella Sinningia speciosa