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Author: G. Bentham & J.D. Hooker Jr. 1894
Origin:   Bahia State, NE Brazil
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:   Purple / White
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gloxinia macrophylla, Nees & Mart. 1823.
Gloxinia speciosa
var. macrophylla, Hook. 1842.
Ligeria macrophylla,
  Hanst. 1864.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by George Bentham and Joseph Dalton Hooker Jr. in 1894. It is found in the Atlantic Forest, in Bahia State, Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are purple with a white throat.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name from Latin; 'large leave'.