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Ron Myhr.

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Author: Hans Joachim Wiehler, 1975
Origin:  Sao Paulo, SE Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres?
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Dark Orange - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesnera magnifica, Christoph Friedrich Otto & Albert Gottfried Dietrich, 1833.
Gesneria bulbosa
var. magnifica, Klotzsch, 1842.
Dircaea magnifica
, Decne. 1848.
Rechsteineria magnifica,
Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891.
magnifica, Fritsch, 1894. 
Corytholoma marchii, Decne.
Corytholoma marchii
var. minutiflora, Malme.
Corytholoma merckii,
Decne. ex Regel.
Dircaea houttei,
Gesneria bulbosa
var. houttei, Klotzsch.
Gesneria bulbosa
var. merckii, Klotzsch.
Gesneria herbertiana,
Gesneria houttei,
Gesneria longirostris,
Mart. ex Hanst.
Gesneria magnifica,
Otto & A.Dietr.
Gesneria marchii,
Wailes ex Hook..
Gesneria merckii,
Rechsteineria marchii,

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Hans Joachim Wiehler in 1975. It if found in the heights around Sao Paulo, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. I think the caudex can grow to ten centimetres, maybe more, and the whole plant into a 40 centimetre high bush. The flowers are dark orange to red.

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