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Caudexes from

Author: Harold Emery Moore Jr. 1973
Origin:   Minas Gerais; SE Brazil
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:   Red / Yellow
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesneria tuberosa, Mart. 1829.
Rechsteineria tuberosa,
Kuntze, 1891.
Corytholoma tuberosum
, Fritsch, 1894.
Gesneria acaulis,
Gesneria rupestris,
Mart. ex Graham.
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. acaulis,
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. caulescens,
Rechsteineria tuberosa f. intermedia,

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.

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