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Photo by Leslie Brothers, Smithsonian Institution.

Photo by
Ron Myhr.

Author: Alain Chautems, 1997
Origin:  South + South East Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres?
Height:  30 Centimetres?
Flower:  Dark Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Alain Chautems in 1997. It is found on hill sides of southern and south-eastern Brazil, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some water and some sun. I think the caudex can grow to seven centimetres, maybe more, and the whole plant can reach 30 centimetres. The flowers are pinkish red.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species name after Gerdt Guenther Hatschbach, 1923-2013, a Brazilian botanist.

A plant in the early season by Egon Krogsgaard,