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Family: GESNERIACEAE 

 Sinningia defoliata
 

Photo by Ron Myhr.

  
Author:  Alain Chautems 1990
Family:  Gesneriaceae
Habitat:  Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  30  centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Corytholoma defoliatum, Gustaf Oskar Andersson Malme 1937. Rechsteineria defoliata, Hoehne 1958
This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain Chautems in 1990. It is found in Brazil, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, and the bright red flowers appears straight from it. The giant leaves, up to 30 centimetres long, sits on a very short stem.