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ges•ne'ri•a fam"ily

Pronunciation: (ges-nēr'ē-u, jes-), [key]
the plant family Gesneriaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having a basal rosette of usually toothed leaves, tubular two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the African violet, gloxinia, and streptocarpus.

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