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Family: GESNERIACEAE 

 Sinningia bulbosa
 

Photo from Marc Altenloh.

  
Author:  Hans Joachim Wiehler 1978
Family:  Gesneriaceae
Habitat:  South-East Brazil
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesneria bulbosa Ker Gavler 1818. Dircaea bulbosa, Decaisne 1848. Rechsteineria bulbosa, Kuntze 1891.  Corytholoma bulbosum, Fritsch 1900
Got it from:  Rio de Janeiro
Year:  2003
This member of the Gesneriaceae family comes from East Brazil. It was given this name by Hans Joachim Wiehler in 1978. It doesn't need much water, but a lots of sun. The flowers are red. The caudex will grow to eight centimetres the stem to 40 centimetres. 

I got the seeds from Tsuh Yang in New York. He found them in Rio de Janeiro, RJ State, Brazil 2001. He writes: "...as for bulbosa's tuber, it is light coloured (sort of like ginger root) and it grows on rocks in beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Some of those I saw, were at least 5 kgs, very big".

Sub-family: Gesnerioideae, Tribe: Gloxineae