|Author: ||G. Bentham & J.D. Hooker
Bahia State, NE Brazil|
Minimum - Medium|
30 Centimetres |
Purple / White|
Gloxinia macrophylla, Nees & Mart.
Gloxinia speciosa var. macrophylla, Hook. 1842.
Ligeria macrophylla, Hanst. 1864.
This member of the Gesneriaceae family
was given this name by George Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker Jr. in 1894. It is found in
the Atlantic Forest, in Bahia State, Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are purple with a white throat.
The genera is named after Wilhelm
Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name from Latin; 'large leave'.