any plant of the typically stemless subtropical perennial genus Streptocarpus, some species of which are grown as greenhouse plants for their tubular flowers in
a range of bright colours: family Gesneriaceae
New Latin, from Greek streptos twisted + karpos fruit (from the shape of the capsule)
Example Sentences Including 'streptocarpus'
C. Gavin Brown and C. Winifred Brown are named after the man who hybridised streptocarpus at the John Innes Institute and his wife.
Indoor flowering streptocarpus seem to be building up on our window ledges.