Joachim Wiehler, 1978
Ker Gavler, 1818.
And more below...
This member of the Gesneriaceae
family is found in eastern Brazil. It was given this name by Hans
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: "...as 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.