Gesneriaceae in the 21st Century


botanical gardens
field research

How to Cite

Skog, L. E. (2005). Gesneriaceae in the 21st Century. Selbyana, 25(2), 179–181. Retrieved from


Since the founding of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (MSBG) more than 30 years ago, the study and display of Gesneriaceae have been an integral part of the institution. On the original Selby Gardens seal, gesneriads, as one of the three plant families in the design, are represented by Columnea. Although there have been periods of less activity on Gesneriaceae at Selby Gardens and in the world of reserch in general, recent research before and since the turn of the 21st century has made the Gesneriaceae an active area of study.


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