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Brief Summary

    Saintpaulia goetzeana: Brief Summary
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    Saintpaulia goetzeana is a species of Saintpaulia, commonly known as African violet. The African violet is a small, flowering plant that is used widely in home horticulture. S. goetzeana was first collected in 1898 by W. Goetze, and it was later described as a species by Engler in 1900.

Comprehensive Description

    Saintpaulia goetzeana
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    Saintpaulia goetzeana is a species of Saintpaulia, commonly known as African violet. The African violet is a small, flowering plant that is used widely in home horticulture. S. goetzeana was first collected in 1898 by W. Goetze, and it was later described as a species by Engler in 1900.[1]

    Characteristics

    Saintpaulia goetzeana has stems of about 40 cm in length with leaves of 1.6-3.8 cm long and 1.4-3.6 cm wide.[2] The flower is unique to the goetzeana species. It has five petals, where the top two are violet and the bottom three are white.[1]

    Distribution

    Saintpaulias are native to eastern tropical Africa. There is a concentration of species in the Nguru mountains of Tanzania. This particular subspecies is only found at the higher elevations of 1300–2000 meters.[1]

    Cultivation

    Saintpaulia goetzeana is very hard to cultivate due to the narrow conditions it needs to grow, such as mossy rock surfaces in deep shade.[1] These conditions are hard to reproduce, making cultivation difficult.

    References

    1. ^ a b c d Smith, Jeff. "Saintpaulia: Taxonomy, Ecology and Distribution". Gesneriad Reference Web. Retrieved 15 December 2013..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ "Entry for Saintpaulia goetzeana Engl. [family GESNERIACEAE]". JSTOR Global Plants. Retrieved 30 December 2013.