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 Photo from Burwur.net.


 The flowers by Ruth Coulson, Gesneriads.info.

Author: A.P. Chautems & M. Peixoto, 2019
Family:  GESNERIACEAE
Origin:   Pancas, Pedra da Agulha, SE Brazil
Soil:  Rocks - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:   Salmon / Crème
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  Sinningia sp.  "Pancas"
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain P. Chautems & Mauro Peixoto in 2019. It is found in Pancas and Pedra da Agulha in south-eastern Brazil, growing on rocks or in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are salmon with a crème pattern in the throat.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name as it resembles some Stapelia flowers.

This is a winter-grower, flowering in the summer.


Photo from Burwur.net.