The Gesneriaceaefamilyincludes 150 genera and3,200 species of flowering plants. They are wide spread in the tropical climatic zones.In their morphology they are close to species in the Scrophulariaceaefamily and are primarily herbaceous,rarely trees, shrubs and lianas. Their leaves are uncut and fleshy.The fruit is a capsule containing small seeds with endosperm.Large part of the species comprises in relict members of the Balkan and Iberian peninsulas.The Haberlea rhodopensis Frivis a good example of the family.