Saintpaulia

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Wed Aug 20 13:20:48 EST 1997


Robert Wise Asked:
> 
>         I'm trying to locate living plants of Saintpaulia H. Wendl.
> (Gesneriaceae) from tropical Africa.  Does anyone know if these are found
> in commercial greenhouses, common name, or where I might get ahold of a
> few?

This is the genus of the African violet, so it should be readily available
in greenhouses and among some of your friends, since they are relatively
easy to start from leaf cuttings.
Janice
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