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Author:  Alain Chautems, 1990
Family:  GESNERIACEAE
Origin:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesneria warmingii, Hiern, 1877.
Corytholoma atrosanguineum, Voss.
Corytholoma sceptrum
var. arenosum, Chodat & Hassl.
Corytholoma warmingii,
Toursark.
Gesneria rutila var. atrosanguinea,
Lindl.
Rechsteineria atrosanguinea,
Kuntze.
Rechsteineria lindleyi
var. macrophylla, Hoehne.
Rechsteineria lindleyi f. oppositifolia,
Hoehne.
Rechsteineria lindleyi f. ternifolia, Hoehne.
Rechsteineria microphylla,
Fritsch.
Rechsteineria multiflora,
Fritsch.
Rechsteineria peruviana,
Fritsch.
Rechsteineria schlickmannii,
Hoehne.
Rechsteineria stenantha,
Fritsch.
Rechsteineria warmingii,
Hjelmq.
Rechsteineria weberbaueri,
Fritsch.
Sinningia claybergiana,
H.E.Moore.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was first described by Hiern in Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening i Kjøbenhavn 1877-78: 90 in 1877 as Gesneria warmingii. Later, in 1990, Chautems moved it to the Sinningias. It is from
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, where it is found in a well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the stems will reach up to 30 centimetres. The flowers are pale red, and it can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name in honour of Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, 1841-1924, a Danish botanist whose work on the relations between living plants and their surroundings made him a founder of plant ecology.