Botanical name: Gesneriaceae
Botanical name: Gesneriaceae
Species of African violet
Briggsia is a genus that consists of 22 species of herbaceous perennials, native to the Himalayas, China and Vietnam. These rhizomous plants with stems or stemless are rarely branched. Leaves few to many, crowded at the tips. Flowers are bell-shaped, 2 to 3 cm long, with 1 to 2 cm in diameter, with 2-lipped petals in blue, purple to red, or orange to white, spotted within.
Ramonda is evergreen perennials which form rosettes of crinkly leaves with nearly actinomorphic flowers, borne on leafless stems in spring. Ramonda is a genus of three species, native to shady, rocky places in north eastern Spain, the Pyrenees and south eastern Europe.
This genus includes only one species, endemic to several mountains in Bulgaria. The species is a stemless, evergreen perennial found in north-facing rocky habitats. Basal rosettes of dark green leaves bear trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of white, violet or purple in spring and summer.
Chirita is an Old World genus of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae, native to Indo-Malaysia, S. E. Asia, and southern China. About (80-)150 species were recognized, about 100 of which are endemic to China. Most of the species have showy tubular flowers with five, usually rounded, petal lobes.
Rhynchotechum, species distribution records are mostly from India, Sri Lanka, China through to southern Japan, Indo-China and Malesia through to New Guinea.
Rhabdothamnus is a monotypic genus. Rhabdothamnus is a small shrub growing to 2 m. Rhabdothamnus has a distinctive red and yellow trumpet shaped flower. Rhabdothamnus native to New Zealand. It is only found in the North Island.
Species distribution records are mostly from western tropical Africa to Uganda, tropical and subtropical Asia.
Khrysothemis are a genus of tropical flowering plants that can be found throughout Central and South America. With bronze foliage and long-lasting flowers, it often may go dormant during the winter season when it is dry. The scientific name Chrysothemis was named after the daughter of Agememnon and Clytemnestra in classical myth. It is considered rare.
Kohleria is a New World genus of the flowering plant. The plants are generally tropical herbs or subshrubs with velvety stems and foliage and brightly colored flowers with spots or markings in contrasting colors. They are rhizomatous and commonly include a period of dormancy in their growth cycle. The genus was recognized as having 21 species distributed in Central America and South America.
Petrocodon are an eclectic group of flowering plants with limited geographic distribution and rarely found domestically. Within the genus, there is great variability of flowers, some of which are highly attractive. The showy blooms are the primary reason for some species to be recently introduced into the horticulture market.