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Saintpaulia ionantha
Saintpaulia ionantha
Saintpaulia ionantha

Wikipedia description

Saintpaulias, commonly known as African violets, are a genus of 6–20 species of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Tanzania and adjacent southeastern Kenya in eastern tropical Africa. Typically the African violet is a common household indoor plant but can also be an outdoor plant.

Several of the species and subspecies are endangered, and many more are threatened, due to their native cloud forest habitats being cleared for agriculture. The conservation status of Saintpaulia ionantha has been classed as near-threatened.

Scientific classification

Clade: Core Eudicots/Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Species: Saintpaulia ionantha


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
RWKR-Saintpaulia_ionanthaRWKRleavesBGID. Soltis