Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)


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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Gesneriaceae
Order  Lamiales
Rank  Genus
Besleria httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Similar  Gasteranthus, Alloplectus, Drymonia, Paradrymonia, Monopyle

Besleria is a genus of ca. 200 species of large herbs and soft-stemmed subshrubs or shrubs in the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. They occur in Central America, South America, and the West Indies.

The closely related genus Gasteranthus was previously included in Besleria. The two genera have been separated on the basis of stomatal (aggregated in Gasteranthus, scattered in Besleria) and fruit (fleshy capsule in Gasteranthus, berry in Besleria) characters.

Selected species

  • Besleria aggregata
  • Besleria comosa
  • Besleria fasciculata
  • Besleria formosa
  • Besleria leucostoma
  • Besleria lutea L.
  • Besleria macahensis
  • Besleria melancholica
  • Besleria miniata
  • Besleria modica
  • Besleria notabilis
  • Besleria princeps
  • Besleria quadrangulata
  • Besleria triflora
  • References

    Besleria Wikipedia