The ancestors of the South Asian gesneriads
were hypothesized to come from neotropical America via two independent long-distance dispersals during the Eocene and Oligocene (Perret et al.
The park would also include centers for rainforest plant research, including the new home of the Gesneriad
Hans Wiehler, director of the Gesneriad
Research Foundation down the street, has been a great teacher.
One of the major plant groups of horticultural importance in the tropical limestone area is the gesneriads
The world-class collection of orchids, bromeliads and gesneriads
, many collected by Selby scientists on expeditions around the world, includes many rare and endangered species.
The display of orchids, gesneriads
, anthuriums, heliconias, etc, etc were also fabulous.
, and will also house an interesting array of large .
They've just invested the best part of pounds 200,000 on a new unit producing all sorts of streptocarpus, begonias, gesneriads
and other tropical-like plants.
Now they are making their mark with even more unusual gesneriads
have their home in warm monsoon forests around the world and need to be grown indoors.
Rubino bred new forms of Sinningia and other gesneriads
, as well as new forms of Exacum (Persian Violet).