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Photo from Marc Altenloh.

Coptocheile macrorrhiza Hoffmanns.
Corytholoma bulbosum (Decne.) Voss
Dircaea bulbosa (Ker Gawl.) Decne.
Dircaea fascialis (Hook.) Decne.
Dircaea suttonii (Booth ex Lindl.) Decne.
Dircaea vauthieri (DC.) Decne.
Gesneria affinis Hanst.
Gesneria bulbosa Ker Gawl.
Gesneria bulbosa var. dentata (Hornsch.) Klotzsch
Gesneria bulbosa var. faucialis (Lindl.) Klotzsch
Gesneria bulbosa var. lateritia Hook.
Gesneria bulbosa var. macrorhiza (Dumort.) Klotzsch
Gesneria bulbosa var. splendens Klotzsch
Gesneria bulbosa var. suttonii (Booth ex Lindl.) Klotzsch
Gesneria dentata Hornsch.
Gesneria fascialis Hook.
Gesneria faucialis Lindl.
Gesneria lobulata Hanst.
Gesneria macrorhiza Dumort.
Gesneria vauthieri DC.
Megapleilis tuberosa Raf.
Rechsteineria bulbosa Kuntze
Rechsteineria dentata Kuntze
Rechsteineria faucialis Kuntze
Rechsteineria macrorhiza Kuntze
Rechsteineria suttonii Kuntze
Rechsteineria vauthieri Kuntze
Sinningia macrorrhiza, Wiehler.

Author: Hans Joachim Wiehler, 1978
Origin:  South-East Brazil
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesneria bulbosa Ker Gavler, 1818.
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This member of the Gesneriaceae family is found in eastern Brazil. It was given this name by
Hans Joachim Wiehler in 1978. It doesn't need much water, but a lots of sun. The flowers are red. The caudex will grow to eight centimetres or way more, the stem to 40 centimetres. 

I got the seeds from Tsuh Yang in New York. He found them in Rio de Janeiro, RJ State, Brazil 2001. He writes: " for bulbosa's tuber, it is light coloured (sort of like ginger root) and it grows on rocks in beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Some of those I saw, were at least 5 kgs, very big".

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name referring to the bulbs.

Sub-family: Gesnerioideae, Tribe: Gloxineae.

Photo by Ron Myhr,