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Streptocarpus

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A popular house plant, Streptocarpus, is an Afrotropical genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae (the Gesneriads). [1]

50 relations: Abscission, Africa, Afromontane, Afrotropical realm, Asia, Award of Garden Merit, Barberton, Mpumalanga, Biotope, Bletchingley, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Chelsea Flower Show, Claremont, Cape Town, Colchicine, Colony of Natal, Comoro Islands, Cultivar, Cyathea, Cytokinin, Deciduous, Dibleys Nurseries, DNA, Ernest Edward Galpin, Flowering plant, Genus, George Rex, Gesneriaceae, Glossary of leaf morphology, Grahamstown, Irradiation, James Bowie (botanist), John Kirk (explorer), John Lindley, Madagascar, Monocarpic, Mutation, Oak, Old World, Perennial plant, Polyploid, Primula, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Royal Horticultural Society, Saintpaulia, South Africa, Stamen, Streptocarpus rexii, Subgenus, Wales, William Watson (botanist), William Wilson Saunders.

Abscission

Abscission (from Latin ab, "away", and scindere, "to cut'") is the shedding of various parts of an organism, such as a plant dropping a leaf, fruit, flower, or seed.

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Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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Afromontane

The Afromontane regions are subregions of the Afrotropical realm, one of the Earth's eight biogeographic realms, covering the plant and animal species found in the mountains of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula.

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Afrotropical realm

The Afrotropical realm is one of the Earth's eight biogeographic realms.

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Asia

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Award of Garden Merit

The Award of Garden Merit (AGM) is a long-established annual award for plants by the British Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

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Barberton, Mpumalanga

Barberton is a town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa, which has its origin in the 1880s gold rush in the region.

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Biotope

A biotope is an area of uniform environmental conditions providing a living place for a specific assemblage of plants and animals.

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Bletchingley

Bletchingley (historically "Blechingley") is a village in Surrey, England.

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Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England associated with the university Department of Plant Sciences (formerly Botany School).

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Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London.

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Claremont, Cape Town

Claremont is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Colchicine

Colchicine is a medication most commonly used to treat gout.

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Colony of Natal

The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa.

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Comoro Islands

The Comoro Islands or Comoros (Shikomori Komori; جزر القمر, Juzur al-Qamar; French Les Comores) form an archipelago of volcanic islands situated off the south-east coast of Africa, to the east of Mozambique and north-west of Madagascar.

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Cultivar

The term cultivarCultivar has two denominations as explained in Formal definition.

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Cyathea

Cyathea is a genus of tree ferns, the type genus of the fern order Cyatheales.

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Cytokinin

Cytokinins (CK) are a class of plant growth substances (phytohormones) that promote cell division, or cytokinesis, in plant roots and shoots.

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Deciduous

In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (/dɪˈsɪdʒuəs/) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.

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Dibleys Nurseries

Dibleys Nurseries is an award-winning leading grower of streptocarpus plants.

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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Ernest Edward Galpin

Ernest Edward Galpin (1858–1941), was a South African botanist and banker.

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Flowering plant

The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approximately 13,164 known genera and c. 295,383 known species.

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Genus

A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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George Rex

George Rex (29 August 1765 - 3 April 1839) was a British-born entrepreneur who spent most of his adult life in the Cape Colony, South Africa.

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Gesneriaceae

Gesneriaceae is a family of flowering plants consisting of about 152 genera and ca.

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Glossary of leaf morphology

The following is a defined list of terms which are used to describe leaf morphology in the description and taxonomy of plants.

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Grahamstown

Grahamstown, never known as Makhanda (Grahamstad, iRhini) is a town of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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Irradiation

Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation.

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James Bowie (botanist)

James Bowie (c.1789–1869) was an English botanist.

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John Kirk (explorer)

Sir John Kirk, (1832 – 1922) was a Scottish physician, naturalist, companion to explorer Dr David Livingstone, and British administrator in Zanzibar, where he was instrumental in ending the slave trade in that country.

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John Lindley

John Lindley FRS (5 February 1799 – 1 November 1865) was an English botanist, gardener and orchidologist.

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Madagascar

Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.

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Monocarpic

Monocarpic plants are those that flower, set seeds and then die.

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Mutation

In biology, a mutation is the permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements.

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Oak

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae.

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Old World

The term "Old World" is used in the West to refer to Africa, Asia and Europe (Afro-Eurasia or the World Island), regarded collectively as the part of the world known to its population before contact with the Americas and Oceania (the "New World").

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Perennial plant

A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives more than two years.

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Polyploid

Polyploid cells and organisms are those containing more than two paired (homologous) sets of chromosomes.

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Primula

Primula is a genus of mainly herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (brand name Kew) is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), founded in 1804 as the Horticultural Society of London, is the UK's leading gardening charity.

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Saintpaulia

Saintpaulias, commonly known as African violets, are a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Stamen

The stamen (plural stamina or stamens) is the pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower.

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Streptocarpus rexii

Streptocarpus rexii is a South African plant in the family Gesneriaceae, occurring widely from the southern Cape along the coastal hills, mountains, wooded ravines and valleys, and moist forests of the east coast, through Natal as far north as the Eastern Transvaal, up to an altitude of about 900 m. This genus of epiphytes and lithophytes, of about 130 species, is mainly African and Mascarene, with four vagrant species in Asia.

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Subgenus

In biology, a subgenus (plural: subgenera) is a taxonomic rank directly below genus.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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William Watson (botanist)

William Watson (1858–1925) was a British botanist and horticulturist.

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William Wilson Saunders

William Wilson Saunders FRS (4 June 1809 – 13 September 1879) was a British insurance broker, entomologist and botanist.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptocarpus

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