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Posted by Jon_D Northern Calif. (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 8, 04 at 15:09

This link was posted yesterday on the Gesneriphiles list and I found it fascinating. It is a checklist of gesneriad species that can be searched by genus, or by location. I was using this to see what gesneriads were known to be native to various countries around the world. I haven't learned so much about gesneriads in a long time. I found I was misinformed about the native location of many gesneriads. Looking at countries in asia I saw vast numbers of species that are not it cultivation. There is so much out there for us to wait for! Places like Papua New Guinea are just loaded with uncultivated gesneriads--many of them lipsticks. This is a great link, I think.


Here is a link that might be useful: gesneriad checklist (Smithsonian Botany Dept.)

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RE: Checklist

Thanks Jon. I was just noticing the Chirita list!

RE: Checklist

Occasionally I find myself laboring under the delusion that I know something, and then something like this comes along and reminds me of how ignorant I am--which is really exciting. I started to count all the entries under 'A' I'd never even heard of, much less grown or seen, but I ran out of fingers. Now if we could just get pictures! Thanks, Jon

RE: Checklist

Please note that this checklist is a rather out-of-date test version and will undergo some major updates and modifications sometime in the next few weeks.

RE: Checklist

Great! Look forward to it! Please post.

RE: Checklist

This checklist is great. I have been having a lot of fun with it. I am really looking forward to seeing it updated with more features.


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