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Alsobia \Alsobia\ n. 1. 1 a genus of tropical American herbs sometimes included in genus Episcia.

Syn: genus Alsobia.


Alsobia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae, native to Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

The two species are succulent, stoloniferous herbs and were previously included in the genus Episcia. Recent molecular studies have supported the separation of Alsobia from Episcia.