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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Gesneriaceae
Subfamilia: Gesnerioideae
Tribus: Gesnerieae
Subtribus: Gesneriinae
Genus: Gesneria
Species: G. acaulis – G. alpina – G. aspera – G. barahonensis – G. binghamii – G. brachysepala – G. bracteosa – G. brevifolia – G. bullata – G. calycina – G. calycosa – G. celsioides – G. christii – G. citrina – G. clandestina – G. clarensis – G. cubensis – G. cuneifolia – G. decapleura – G. depressa – G. duchartreoides – G. ekmanii – G. exserta – G. ferruginea – G. filipes – G. fruticosa – G. glandulosa – G. gloxinioides – G. haitiensis – G. harrisii – G. heterochroa – G. humilis – G. hybocarpa – G. hypoclada – G. jamaicensis – G. lanceolata – G. libanensis – G. nipensis – G. odontophylla – G. onychocalyx – G. pachyclada – G. parvifolia – G. pauciflora – G. pedicellaris – G. pedunculosa – G. pulverulenta – G. pumila – G. purpurascens – G. quisqueyana – G. reticulata – G. salicifolia – G. scabra – G. sintenisii – G. sylvicola – G. ventricosa – G. viridiflora – G. wrightii

Gesneria L., Sp. Pl. 2: 612. (1753)

Type species: Gesneria humilis L., Sp. Pl. 2: 612. (1753)


Chorisanthera Oerst.
Codonoraphia Oerst.
Conradia Mart.
Duchartrea Decne.
Herincquia Decne. ex Hérincq
Ophianthe Hanst.
Pentaraphia Lindl.
Vaupellia Griseb.


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus II: 612. Reference page.

Additional references

Clark J.L., Skog L.E., Boggan J.K. & Ginzbarg, S. 2020. Index to names of New World members of the Gesneriaceae (subfamilies Sanangoideae and Gesnerioideae). Rheedea: Official Journal of Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy 30(1): 190-256. DOI: 10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.01.14 PDF Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Gesneria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 July 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Gesneria. Published online. Accessed: July 25 2020. 2020. Gesneria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 July 25.

Vernacular names
العربية: غزنرة
suomi: Gesneriat
русский: Геснерия

Gesneria is a genus of approximately 50 species in the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. Except for two or three odd South American species, all are native to islands of the Caribbean. The genus is classified in the tribe Gesnerieae along with the genera Bellonia, Pheidonocarpa, and Rhytidophyllum. Gesneria species are usually woody shrubs or subshrubs, and (with the closely related Rhytidophyllum) are unusual in the family in having alternately (rather than decussately) arranged leaves. A complete list of the accepted species and their synonyms can be found in the Smithsonian Institution's World Checklist of Gesneriaceae.

The genus name honors Conrad Gessner.
Selected species

Gesneria acaulis
Gesneria calycina
Gesneria calycosa
Gesneria christii
Gesneria citrina
Gesneria cuneifolia
Gesneria depressa
Gesneria exserta
Gesneria humilis
Gesneria pauciflora
Gesneria pedicellaris
Gesneria pedunculosa
Gesneria reticulata
Gesneria ventricosa

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