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begoniacrazii
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December 30, 2005
8:50 PM

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begoniacrazii
Northern California, CA
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December 30, 2005
8:50 PM

Post #1946449


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Special Thanks to Keyring for much of this info and many of these links!



In this post, you will find links to Vendors, Outside sources of information and Plenty of AV tips and ‘How-To’s’

BUT remember, There is plenty of information right here on Dave’s Garden. You can find it by doing a Search. Click this link to begin your search http://davesgarden.com/forums/search.php

Gesneriad Culture, Care & Info



http://flickr.com/groups/gesneriads/discuss/21854/ (propagating Gesneriads)
http://www.maavs.org/html/growing_cheritas.htm (How to grow Chiritas)
http://www.gesneriads.ca/ (general reference info & gallery)
http://www.gesneriasterna.se/eng/
http://www.streptocarpus-info.com/streppropagation.html (Streptocarpus Propagation Techniques)
http://home.so-net.net.tw/jacko/ (Excellent photo How-to of Chirita Pollinating & propagation)
http://home.so-net.net.tw/jacko/lucky/lucky.html (Chimera Violet Propagation)
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/657838/ (More on Chimera Violet Propagation)
http://www.plantsonpurpose.com/CULTURE.htm#Propagaing%20chimeras (and yet more on Chimera Propagation)
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/658418/ (Rhizomatous Gesneriad Propagation – A primer)
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/666481/ (Rooting Episcia Stolons )

History and Taxonomy and Species information


http://persoon.si.edu/gesneriaceae/checklist/ (Smithsonian's online World Checklist
of Gesneriaceae)
http://florabrasiliensis.cria.org.br/search?search_string=Gesneraceae

http://www.botanik.univie.ac.at/morphology/genera_gesneriaceae/ (Taxonomy)
http://persoon.si.edu/gesneriaceae/ (World Checklist of Gesneriand species)

Sinningias !!!!
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/569379/ (Lots of info and links to more regarding Sinningias)

Nautilocalyx
http://www.botanik.univie.ac.at/morphology/genera_gesneriaceae/genera/nautilocalyx.htm

Species of the gesneriad genus Sinningia
http://home.earthlink.net/~sinnvenner/sinns.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~sinnvenner/sinns.htm (More on Sinningia, gallery and info)

CHIRITA
http://www.gesneriads.ca/chirart.htm

RHIZOMATOUS GESNERIADS
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/658418/ (A Primer by Keyring)
Vancouver African Violet & Gesneriad Society Growing Links (links open PDF files, VERY good Cultural Requirement info on specific Gesneriands)

http://www3.telus.net/vavgs/information.html

Propagation


Starting Gessies from Seed


http://www.flickr.com/groups/gesneriads/discuss/22059/ (Keyring’s tutorial for seed starting)
http://www.gesneriad.org/page3.html (Starting gesneriad seeds)
http://www.metro-garden.com/node/50 (Starting AV’s from seed, same principle is applied to all gessie seeds)
http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/resources/propagate.htm (The Gesneriad Society propagation page)
http://www.blossoms-birds-butterflies.com/episciacare.htm (Episcia care & Propagation)
http://www.blossoms-birds-butterflies.com/ep.htm (How to hybridize Episcia)

Misc. Propagation and Culture Links


http://www.robsviolet.com/lessons.htm (Rob’s Violets has several Illustrated ‘How To’ lessons)
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Learning/publications/pubs/garden0501/cuttings_c.asp (Streptocarpus leaf propagation photo How-To’s)
http://www.flickr.com/groups/gesneriads/discuss/21854/ (Gessie propagation from our own Keyring)
http://community.webshots.com/album/118250485FzYTWZ (Potting a Streptocarpus -Photos)
http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/ir_ges/index.htm (Gesneriad Society Registered Gesneriads)
http://www.dibleys.com/care.htm (Streptocarpus Care)
http://www.dibleys.com/strep.htm (An Introduction to Streptocarpus Plants)
http://www.dibleys.com/faq.htm (Dibley’s Streptocarpus FAQ)
http://www.dibleys.com/pests/index.htm (Streptocarpus: Diseases and Pests)
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantqrs/streptocarpusformosus.htm (Streptocarpus formosus)
http://www.dibleys.com/cuttings/index.htm (How to take leaf cuttings from Streptocarpus plants)
http://www.plantsonpurpose.com/CULTURE.htm#Streptocarpus (Some basic Strep info)
http://www.plantsonpurpose.com/CULTURE.htm (Additional Gesneriad propagation and culture info)
http://www.gesneriads.ca/Default.htm (The Gesneriad Reference Web)

http://www.greenculturesg.com/articles/sep05/gcs030905c.htm (Episcia Hybridization)
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/732716/ (Propagating Strep leaves the Gloriag way)
http://flickr.com/photos/begonias-photos/sets/72057594093111273/ (Strep propagation step-by-step photos)

The Importance of Isolation


http://groups.msn.com/TheVioletVoiceTestSite/isolation.msnw


Lighting Tips and Tricks


http://www.avsc.ca/light4avs.pdf This is a PDF file and requires Adobe software.
http://www.mygardenguide.com/tutorials/tut.html?id=181&title=Building%20A%20Light%20Rack

Software


(COMING SOON)

Sources & Supplies –In no particular order;


Plants & or Supplies (Please Refer to Garden Watchdog for vendor information)



The Gesneriad Garage (Specializing in Kohleria, but also sell Streptocarpus, Chirita, columnea, and misc other gesneriads UPDATE 2007, Currently not selling gesneriads, until further notice)
http://www.gesneriadgarage.com

Logan Nursery (Gloxinia, the LARGE kind)
http://www.gloxiniane.com/index.html

Blue Fox Farm (Streptocarpus, Chirita)
http://www.bluefoxfarm.com

Dave's Violets (Achimenes, Chirita, Columnea, Episcia, Gloxinia, Sinningia, Smithiantha, Streptocarpus)
http://www.davesviolets.com/

Cedar Creek Violets (Episcias, Chiritas)
http://www.orderafricanviolets.com/

RainbowViolets Greenhouse (Streptocarpus)
http://rainbowviolets.com/

Bluebird Greenhouse (Alsobia, Chirita, Codonanthe, Columnea, Episcia, Nemanthus)
http://www.bluebirdgreenhouse.com/

Lyndon Lyon Grenhouses (Aeschynanthus, Codonanthe, Columneas, Chiritas, Episcias, Kohlerias, Nematanthus, Streptocarpus, Misc. Gesneriads, X-Codonantanthus
http://www.lyndonlyon.com/

The Violet Barn (Alsobia, Chirita, Codonanthe, columnea, Episcia, Kohleria, Nenanthus, Petrocosmea, Streptocarpus)
http://www.robsviolet.com/

Reed’s
http://www.reedsgreenhouse.com/index.htm

YuccaDo Nursery
http://www.yuccado.com/index.htm (Sinningia)

Plant Delights Nursery (Sinningia, xAchimenantha, Achimenes, Titanotrichum oldhammii, Eucodonia, Gloxinia, Achimenes)
http://www.plantdelights.com/


Gary’s Out of Africa (Streptocarpus, Episcia, Kohleria)
http://www.garys-out-of-africa.com/

Belisle's Violet House) Violets, Sinningias, Episcias, Streptocarpus, Hoya, Aeschynanthus, Kohleria, Nauticalyx, Streptocarpella, Nematanthus, Chirita, Columnea, XCodanatanthus
http://www.belislesviolethouse.com/


Pat's Pets (Achimenes, Aeschynanthus, Chirita, Codonanthe, Columnea, Episcia, Eucodonia, Gloxinia, Kohleria, Nautilocalyx, Nematanthus, Sinningia, Smithiantha, Streptocarpella,Streptocarpus, Misc, Gessies such as;Alsobia, Chrysothemis, Dryminia, Koellikeria, Lysionotus, Niphea, Paliavana, Paradrymonia, Pearcea, Petrocosmea, Phinea, Trichantha, xAchidonia, x Achimenantha, xCodonantanthus, x Glokohleria, xHeppimenes, xNautilothemis, xSmithicodonia)
http://tinyurl.com/27jprz

Kartuz Greenhouses (Achimenes, Aeschynanthus, Alsobia, Chirita, Codonanthe & xCodonanthe, Columnew, Episcia, Variegated Episcia, Gesneria, Kohleria, Lysionotus, Nemathanthus, Sinningia, Smithiana, Streptocarpella, Streptocarpus, Misc. Gesneriads)
http://www.kartuz.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

** GONE OUT OF business but still have their web site up Good source for plant info.
http://www.african-violets.com/


Canada
http://www.violets-o-ley.com (Episcia, chirita, sinningia, Streptocarpus, African violets)
http://www.canadianwholesalehydroponics.com/products.cfm?cat_id=35&show_products=1&catpage=1 (Sells Humidity domes and supplies)



Web Sites with list of supplier links
http://www3.telus.net/vavgs/plant_suppliers.html




Seeds

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/chilternseeds/ (Chiltern Seeds has many gesneriad seeds as well as other HTF seeds)

http://mpeixoto.sites.uol.com.br/gesneriads/gesnerihome.html (Mauro Peixoto’s web site - has many gesneriad species seeds avail. as well as many other plant seeds – Gallery as well)

EUROPE SHIPPING ONLY


http://www.dibleys.com/ (good source of photos-info)


Growing supplies


http://www.violetshowcase.com/
http://www.steverd.com/violets/supplies.html
http://www.teasnursery.com/page6.html
https://www.shop.goosegardens.com/categoryNavigationDocument.hg?welcome=1&productStyle=Style1&layout=reflections&categoryStyle=Style1
http://www.vf-11plantfood.com/
http://www.indoorgardensupplies.com/
http://www.secretgardenrareplants.com/catalog.cfm?category_id=16
http://www.novoselenterprises.com/default.asp
http://www.bluebirdgreenhouse.com/html/supply01.htm
http://www.africanvioletpots.net/index.htm
http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/
http://homeharvest.com/orgfert.htm


Directories of links from other sites


http://www.aggs.org/links.html (List of links from AGGS)
http://www.streptocarpus-info.com/otherlinks.html (A page of links to other galleries)

Plant Stand Gallery & Info


http://www.jimmietoney.com/stand.html
http://www.avsa.org/PlantStands.html
http://www.carlnet.org/~ttsdaly/plantstand.html
http://www.mygardenguide.com/tutorials/tut.html?id=181&title=Building%20A%20Light%20Rack (good step by step photos for a PVC type of light stand)


Trades - Packaging & Shipping Tips



Shipping tips

Here’s a packing primer http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/502752/
or look to Rachel’s Reflections site for more on shipping leaves http://www.rachelsreflections.com/shipping.htm or plants http://www.rachelsreflections.com/PackPlants.htm

Trade Etiquette


http://www.rosebudm.com/av/trading_etiquette.htm

Clubs, Organizations and Forums


http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/ (The Gesneriad Society’s New home page)
http://www.aggs.org/ (American Gloxinia & Gesneriad Society) http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/gesneriphiles (Gesneriphiles Mailing List)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AVInternational/ (International Yahoo Gessie group)
http://www.streptocarpussociety.org.uk/index.htm (British Streptocarpus Society)

Photos and Galleries


http://christelsphotos.net/ (Photo albums of AV’s & gessies from numerous AVSA shows)
http://132.236.163.181/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?family=Gesneriaceae&rank=genus (Gesneriad Photos)

http://www.aggs.org/2006ConvPlnts/2006ConventionShowPhotos.htm (The Gesneriad Society2006 Convention Flower Show Blue-Ribbon Entries)
http://www3.telus.net/vavgs/pictures.html (The Vancouver African Violet and Gesneriad Society plant show photos)
http://www.lapshin.org/episcia/moscow.htm (Nice site with Gessie photos in Both English/Russian, includes Alsobia, Chirita, Aeschynanthus, Kohleria and Columnea)
http://mpeixoto.sites.uol.com.br/menu.html (Photos and ships seed worldwide)
http://www.prestige.ne.jp/~poppo-s/gesneriaceae.html (Excellent Gessie Photos, and lots of them)
http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/2320/rmphotos.html (Gessie Photos)
http://www.gesneriasterna.se/swe/photos.php (Non-English site with exc. photos)
http://www.gesneriads.com/ (at times the link does not work)
http://www.selby.org/clientuploads/images/research/GIC/Plants/ (a list of Gessie photos)
http://www.selby.org/index.php?src=gendocs&link=GIC_living_coll&category=Research
http://www.streptocarpus-info.com/index.html (Strep Gallery - Nice!)
http://www.dollyyeh.idv.tw/picture_other.htm (Excellent photo site of many Gessies including xAchicodonia,xAchimenantha, Achimenes, Aeschynanthus, Alloplectus, Alsobia, Boea, Chiridopsis, Chirita, Cobananthus, Codonanthe, xCodonatanthus, xColtrichantha, Columnea, Dalbergaria, Diastema, Drymonia, Episcia, Eucodonia, Gesneria, Gloxinia, Koellikeria, xKoellikohleria, Kohleria, Lysionotus, Nautilocalyx, Nematanthus, Niphaea, Ornithoboea, Pearcea, Pentadenia, Petrocosmea, Phinaea, xPhinastema, Primulina, Sinningia, Smithiantha, xSmithicodonia, Streptocarpus, and Trichantha)

http://hem.passagen.se/stpaulia/index3.htm (Swedish AV Society Gessie Photos)
http://www.blossoms-birds-butterflies.com/other.htm (an eBay vendors Episcia gallery)
http://babe.smugmug.com/gallery/997762 (Sinningia gallery)
http://babe.smugmug.com/gallery/1022881 (various gessies)

Photo galleries for Episcia ID
http://www.streptocarpus-info.com/Episcia/index.html (Episcia Gallery)

Episcia A-M
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=8813791&uid=4087658
Episcia M-Z
http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=8833060&uid=4087658

http://www.gesneriads.ca/alphabet.htm (over 2000 Gessie photos)
http://www.prestige.ne.jp/~poppo-s/ako.html (Exc. gessie photos - Asian site)
http://www.blossoms-birds-butterflies.com/newpage1.htm (Variegated Episcias)
http://www.blossoms-birds-butterflies.com/other.htm (More Episcias)
http://flickr.com/photos/vsny/sets/241520/ (Photos from meetings of NYC chapter of the Gesneriad Society)


Misc. Gesneriad Links

http://www.aggs.org/survey/fav_resp.html (Results of their ongoing gesneriad survey ~ Favorite Gesneriads)
http://www3.telus.net/vavgs/violet_links.html (A nice list of AV/Gessie related links)






This message was edited Jun 8, 2007 1:08 PM
bsimpson1972
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8488329

Alan LaVergne's website Sinningia & friends:

http://www.burwur.net/sinns/sinns.htm

Ron Myhr's Gesneriad Reference Web:

http://gesneriads.ca/

Mauro Peixoto's amazing photo site with lots of photos of Gesneriads in habitat

http://www.brazilplants.com/gesneriaceae/gesnerihome.html

Anton Weber & Laurence E. Skog's: The Genera of Gesneriaceae

http://www.genera-gesneriaceae.at/

The website of The American Gesneriad Society (membership is $25/year):

http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/

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