colin.will at virgin.net
Wed Dec 3 13:38:31 EST 1997
Henk Beentje wrote:
> AppliedLab wrote:
> > What scientific Family, Class, and Order does the African Violet belong to?
> This kind of question is admirably answered in Mabberley, D.J. (1989) the
> Plant Book, Cambridge Univ. Press.
> *Saintpaulia ionantha* is in the family Gesneriaceae. The
> species is originally from Tanzania, but now widespread in supermarkets.
Molecular phylogenetic research recently carried out at the Royal
Botanic Garden Edinburgh indicates "Saintpaulia" is probably a
Streptocarpus. Contact m.moeller at rbge.org.uk for more information.
Colin Will (Chief Librarian, RBGE)
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