Gesneriaceae

Streptocarpus is a glasshouse ornamental that needs no introduction to gardeners, and 5. rexii and hybrids contribute much to beautify our homes. Less known is S. saxorum from Tanzania, which has a modest claim to be succulent although it thrives in warmth and a fairly moist atmosphere. It bears long-stalked showy pale mauve flowers from compact rosettes of fleshy, somewhat crystalline leaves. The Gesneriaceae embrace about 120 genera and 2.000 species, mainly from the tropics and subtropics.

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