The caudex by Hannon.
This member of the
Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain P. Chautems in
1995. It was found in a small 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
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in
flowers are red to dark red.
It is believed to be extinct in
the wild; last record was in the 1940'ies.