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Gesneriads- African Violets, Gloxinias, Streptocarpus and others

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A unique overview of popular plants in cultivation that belong to the Gesneriad family, including African Violets, Columnea, Streptocarpus, Gloxinia and others. Learn to differentiate between these significant genera, and to understand the different cultural requirements for these and other cultivated gesneriads.

 

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 
Commercial significance of Gesneriads 
Uses of Gesneriads 

CHAPTER 2 GENERAL CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS 
How to grow Gesneriads 
Saintpaulia
Sinningia
Achimenes
Kohleria
Streptocarpus
Columnea
Propagation of Gesneriads
Kohleria
Saintpaulia
Sinningias
Achimenes
Kohlerias and other Rhizomatous Gesneriads
Streptocarpus
Columneas

CHAPTER 3 BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS 
General botanical description
Roots
Fibrous rooted Gesneriads
Tuberous Gesneriads
Scaly Rhizomatous Gesneriads
Stems
Leaves
Flowers
Corolla
Stamens
Nectar

CHAPTER 4 PLANT DIRECTORY 
Achimenes
Aeschynanthus (syn. Trichosporum)
Alloplectus
Asterantha 
Bellonia 
Besleria
Boea
Briggsia
Capanea
Chirita
Chrysothemis
Columnea
Cyrtandra
Episcia (syn. Alsobia)
Gesnaria
Kohleria
Nautilocalyx
Nematanthus
Niphaea (syn. Meneghinia)
Rhynchoglossum (syn. Klugia)
Ramonda (sometimes spelled ‘Ramondia’)
Saintpaulia (African Violet)
Classification systems and changes to classifying Saintpaulia
Size classifications of Saintpaulia species
A general guide to size categories
Saintpaulia species and their newer classifications
More about S. Ionantha
Sinningia (Gloxinia)
Smithiantha (Temple Bells)
Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose)

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Gesneriads- African Violets, Gloxinias, Streptocarpus and others Gesneriads- African Violets, Gloxinias, Streptocarpus and others
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