Crystal Ice (Gesneriaceae)

Mark Wilson

West Bromwich, United Kingdom

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Most species are perennial herbs or subshrubs but a few are woody shrubs or small trees. The phyllotaxy is usually opposite and decussate, but leaves have a spiral or alternate arrangement in some groups. As with other members of the Lamiales the flowers have a zygomorphic corolla whose petals are fused into a tube and there is no one character that separates a gesneriad from any other member of Lamiales. Gesneriads differ from related families of the Lamiales in having an unusual inflorescence structure, the “pair-flowered cyme”, but some gesneriads lack this characteristic, and some other Lamiales share it.

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