Chautems, Lopes & Peixoto, 2011|
||Medium - Maximum|
3 Centimetres |
Lavender - Light Purple|
Sinningia sp. "Rio das Pedras"|
This member of the Gesneriaceae family
was given this name by Alain P. Chautems, T. Lopes and Mauro Peixoto in 2011. It is found in
the vicinity of Rio das Pedras, south-western Brazil, growing in a well drained soil
or moss with quite some water and some sun sun. The caudex can grow to
one centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three centimetres in height. The flowers are lavender to pale purple.
The genera is named after Wilhelm
Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name means 'growing
with moss' and that works fine for it.