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Alsobia dianthiflora HabitusFlowers BotGardBln0906a.jpg
Alsobia dianthiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Alsobia
Hanst., 1854

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Alsobia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

The two species are succulent, stoloniferous herbs and were previously included in the genus Episcia. Recent molecular studies have supported the separation of Alsobia from Episcia.


Alsobia related pictures
The seedpod of Alsobia dianthiflora
The seedpod of Alsobia dianthiflora. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wiehler, H. 1978. The genera Episcia, Alsobia, Nautilocalyx, and Paradrymonia (Gesneriaceae). Selbyana 5: 11-60.

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