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streptocarpus Line breaks: strepto|car¦pus
Pronunciation: /ˌstrɛptə(ʊ)ˈkɑːpəs/

Definition of streptocarpus in English:


An African plant with funnel-shaped flowers which are typically pink, white, or violet, cultivated as indoor or greenhouse plants. Also called Cape primrose.
  • Genus Streptocarpus, family Gesneriaceae
Example sentences
  • Jim Ellis, an expert in growing streptocarpus has won prizes for his plants at the country's top gardening shows and has just developed a new hybrid of the flower.
  • When growing indoors under controlled conditions, many streptocarpuses may bloom continuously given the proper conditions and if leaf and plant growth continues.
  • I have also bred other ornamentals, including daylilies, streptocarpuses, nasturtiums, and several kinds of poppies.


Modern Latin, from strepto- 'twisted' + Greek karpos 'fruit'.

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