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Wiehler, H. (1975). THE RE-EST ABLISHMENT OF MOUSSONIA REGEL (GESNERIACEAE). Selbyana, 1(1), 22–31. Retrieved from


The genus Moussonia was described by Eduard Regel in 1848, recog- nized by Oersted, Walpers, Decaisne, and Hanstein, submerged by Bentham (1876) in his genus Isoloma (= Kohleria Regel), and finally treated as a separate section of Kohleria by Fritsch (1893-94). There has been no fur- ther taxonomic revision of the genus Kohleria which now comprises a di- verse group of more than 50 species. Kohleria belongs into the tribe Glox- inieae Fritsch of the neotropical subfamily Gesnerioideae. The species are herbaceous or suffrutescent, varying in height from 15 cm to 2 m. They occur mostly at the edge of the rain forest, in clearings, by river banks, or on moist cliffs and road cuts. Most of the species have red corollas with long inflated tubes. Some showy Kohleria species and their hybrids have been in horticulture in Europe since about 1840. A number of these hybrids were produced by Regel himself.


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