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Sinningia macrorrhiza

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Author: Hans Joachim Wiehler, 1975
Origin:  Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Red - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Sinningia bulbosa, Hans Joachim Wiehler, 1978.
Gesneria macrorrhiza
, Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier, 1836.
Gesneria bulbosa
var. macrorrhiza, Klotzsch, 1842.
Rechsteineria macrorhiza
, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Hans Joachim Wiehler in 1975. It is found around Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, growing in a rich soil with some to lots of water and some sun. The caudex, which will form on cuttings, can grow to eight centimetres or more in diameter. The branches reaches 60 centimetres. The flowers are bright red, but should also come in lighter nuances of red ore even crème coloured.

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