Gesneriads (pronounced either “guess-NARE-ee-ads” or “jez-NARE-ee-ads”), are flowering plants in the Gesneriaceae family.
Scientific Classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Clade: Asterids Order: Lamiales [An order in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. Made up of about 23,810 species, 1,059 genera, divided into about 24 families] Family: Gesneriaceae [Made up of about 150 genera (genus) that in turn are made up of about 3,500 species]
Some Popular Gesneriads- their Scientific Genus Name (with their common/houseplant name in parenthesis)
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