|Author: ||Alain P. Chautems, 1990|
Minimum - Medium|
150 Centimetres |
|Names: || |
Gesneria discolor, Lindl. 1841. Invalid:
Sinningia discolor, Sprague, 1904.
Corytholoma discolor, Voss.
Rechsteineria discolor, Kuntze.
This member of the Gesneriaceae family
was given this name by Alain P. Chautems in 1990. It is found in the Serra da
Mantiqueira and higher parts of the Serra do Mar in south-eastern Brazil, growing in a
rich but well drained soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
eight centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant
to 150 centimetres in height. The flowers are dark red.
This plant originates from the heights
(2000m), and prefer a relative low temperature.
The genera is named after Wilhelm
Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name is Latin for