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A huge plant found at Seattle Conservatory.

Photo by Rob Blomquist.

Author:  Harold Emery Moore, 1973
Origin:  Southern Brazil
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Brazilian Edelweiss, Rainha do Abismo
Synonyms:  Rechsteineria leucotricha Hoehne, 1956.
Sinningia canescens
  Wiehler, 1975.
Gesneria canescens
Mart. 1829.
Corytholoma canescens
Fritsch, 1906

This member of the Gesneriaceae family if found in Brazil. It was given this name by Harold Emery Moore in 1973. It grows in well-drained soil some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to 30 centimetres. The flowers are red and it can also be reproduced by cuttings from the caudex. 

The caudex grows mostly below surface.
SubFamily: Gesnerioideae,
Tribe: Gloxineae.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name means 'white hair'.

This is a real early spring grower.

The caudex on this one is 13 centimetres in diameter.

The photo is taken 10/3.