a tropical family (Gesneriaceae, order Scrophulariales) of woody
dicotyledonous plants with showy tubular flowers, including the African violets
, the gloxinias, and the episcias
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Wortherkunft von 'gesneria'ModL, after K. V. Gesner (1516-65), Swiss naturalist