The physical structure of a plant is referred to as its “morphology”. It includes the nature of its flowers and fruit, as well as its growth form and leaf structure.
Saintpaulia is in a number of ways typical of other members of the Gesneriaceae. The floral structure is a cyme, and flowers are a tube fused at the base with five rounded lobes. The plant and leaf structure is somewhat varied, although primarily rosulate or creeping/caulescent. As in most Gesneriads, hairs are present on both flowers and foliage.