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A large plant by Hannon.

The caudex by Hannon.

Author: Alain P. Chautems, 1995
Origin:  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Soil:  Limestone Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Red - Dark Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Corytholoma micans, Karl Fritsch, 1908

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain P. Chautems in 1995. It was found in a small area near São Paulo in Brazil, growing in a well drained limestone soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are red to dark red.

It is believed to be extinct in the wild; last record was in the 1940'ies.

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

The flowers by Hannon.