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 Photo by Poppo, Hwm5.wh.qit.ne.jp.


 Visible caudex with flowers by Mauro Peixoto, BrazilPlants.com.


The flower up-front by Egon Krogsgaard, Powo.science.kew.org.

Author: Alain P. Chautems, 1990
Family:  GESNERIACEAE
Origin:   SE + S Brazil
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:   Orange-Red
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  
Synonyms:  Corytholoma calcarium, Per Karl Hjalmar Dusén & Gustaf Oskar Andersson Malme, 1937.
Rechsteineria calcaria
, Hoehne, 1958.
Rechsteineria calcaria f. macrophylla, Hoehne.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain P. Chautems in 1990. It is found in south and south-eastern Brazil, growing in a rich but  well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are orange-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 'rock-related'.


 Another plant by Marilyn Allen, Gesneriadsociety.org.