African Violets

Henk Beentje H.Beentje at
Wed Dec 3 12:57:08 EST 1997

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.


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