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Ramonda is a genus of three species of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to shady, rocky places in north eastern Spain, the Pyrenees and south eastern Europe. They are evergreen perennials which form rosettes of crinkly leaves with nearly actinomorphic flowers,[1] borne on leafless stems in spring.[2]

Ramonda myconi - Felsenteller.jpg
Ramonda myconi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Ramonda

The genus is named after the French botanist and explorer Louis Ramond de Carbonnières, who was among the first to explore the high Pyrenees.[3]



  1. ^ G. Theissen & K. Kaufmann (2006). "Molecular developmental genetics and the evolution of flowers". In Brian R. Jordan (ed.). The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Flowering (2nd ed.). CAB International. pp. 124–149. ISBN 978-1-84593-042-4.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1-4053-3296-4.
  3. ^ Coombes, Allen J. (2012). The A to Z of plant names. USA: Timber Press. p. 312. ISBN 978-1-60469-196-2.