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Family: GESNERIACEAE 

 Sinningia leucotricha
 
  
Author:  Harold Emery Moore 1973
Family:  Gesneriaceae
Habitat:  Brazil
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Brazilian Edelweiss, Rainha do Abismo
Synonyms:  Rechsteineria leucotricha Hoehne 1956, Sinningia canescens  Wiehler 1975. Gesneria canescens Mart. 1829. Corytholoma canescens Fritsch 1906
Got it from:  Copenhagen and a larger one from Tokkerup
Year:  2000/2004

A huge plant found at Seattle Conservatory.
Photo by Rob Blomquist.

  

This member of the Gesneriaceae family if found in Brazil. It was given this name by Harold Emery Moore in 1973. It grows in well-drained soil some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to 30 centimetres. The flowers are red and it can also be reproduced by cuttings from the caudex. 

The caudex grows mostly below surface.
SubFamily: Gesnerioideae, Tribe: Gloxineae.

This is a real early spring grower.

 

The caudex on this one is 13 centimetres in diameter.
The photo is taken 10/3.