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Sinningia macrostachya

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Found this plant at Grootscholten

The flowers by John Boggan,

Author: Alain Chautems, 1990
Origin:  S Brazil, Uruguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  130 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Leather Leaf Gloxinia
Synonyms:  Gesneria macrostachya John Lindley, 1828.
Rechsteineria macrostachya
L.B. Sm. 1955.
Corytholoma latifolium, Fritsch.
Gesneria latifolia var. gaudichaudii, DC.
Rechsteineria latifolia, Kuntze.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain Chautems in 1990. It is found in Brazil and Uruguay, growing in well drained peat with some to lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter and the whole plant will raise for up to 130 centimetres. The flowers are red.   

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

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