Definition of Family Gesneriaceae
1. Noun. Large family of tropical herbs or shrubs or lianas; in some classification systems placed in the order Scrophulariales.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Member holonyms: Gesneriad, Genus Gesneria, Genus Achimenes, Genus Aeschynanthus, Alsobia, Genus Alsobia, Genus Columnea, Genus Episcia, Genus Gloxinia, Gloxinia, Genus Kohleria, Genus Saintpaulia, Saintpaulia, Genus Sinningia, Sinningia, Genus Streptocarpus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Gesneriaceae
Literary usage of Family Gesneriaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus Cyrtandra of the family Gesneriaceae reaches here a wonderful development, and it can safely be said that Oahu harbors more species of that genus ..."
2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States. National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"family Gesneriaceae; a new species to replace the ... family Gesneriaceae: a rather fleshy herb covered with a reddish pubescence; ..."
3. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"family Gesneriaceae: a new species to replace the ... family Gesneriaceae: a rather fleshy herb covered with a reddish ..."