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Photo by , Alan LaVergne.


Photo by Alan LaVergne.

Author: Alain Chautems, 1997
Family:  GESNERIACEAE
Origin:  SE Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Bright Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Corytholoma pusillum, Fritsch, 1900.
Rechsteineria pusilla,
Fritsch, 1913

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain Chautems in 1997. It is found in south-eastern Brazil, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 20 centimetres height. The flowers are bright red.  

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name means 'spider-web-like'.