San Francisco Gesneriad Society

NOTE: The membership voted to dissolve the San Francisco Gesneriad Society at the July 16 meeting. The web site and social media pages will continue up for the foreseeable future, as well as the sfgesneriads mailing list. Please contact us if you would like to join the mailing ist, and explore other local resources available in the Bay Area.

Our parent organization, The Gesneriad Society, continues as a worldwide non-profit organization of people who enjoy plants in the family Gesneriaceae. For information about local chapters, please visit their website.

The gesneriad family includes popular ornamental genera such as Aeschynanthus (lipstick plant), Columnea, Episcia, Nematanthus (goldfish plant), Saintpaulia (african violet), Sinningia (florist gloxinia), and many more.