|Author: ||Harold Emery Moore Jr. 1973|
Minas Gerais; SE Brazil|
Rich - Mix|
||Medium - Maximum|
Minimum - Medium|
40 Centimetres |
Red / Yellow|
Gesneria tuberosa, Mart. 1829.
Rechsteineria tuberosa, Kuntze, 1891.
Corytholoma tuberosum, Fritsch, 1894.
Gesneria acaulis, Hanst.
Gesneria rupestris, Mart. ex Graham.
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. acaulis, Hoehne.
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. caulescens, Hoehne.
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. intermedia, Hoehne.
This member of the Gesneriaceae family
was given this name by Harold Emery Moore Jr. in 1973. It is found in the
south-eastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, growing in a rich and well drained soil with
quite some water water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
eight centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant
to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are red with a yellow 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 'tuber',
translate to swelling, and that will be of the root.