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Ron Myhr.

Photo by
Ron Myhr.

Author: Laurence Edgar Skog, 1987
Origin:  Southern + South-Eastern Brazil
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Red - Magenta
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Rechsteineria reitzii, Frederico Carlos Hoehne, 1958.

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Laurence Edgar Skog in 1987. It is found in southern and south-eastern Brazil, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter, the stems up to 70 centimetres. The flowers are from red to magenta.

The genera is named after Wilhelm Sinning,1792–1874, a gardener of the Botanische Gärten der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The species is named after Raulino Reitz 1919-1990, Brazilian father, historian and botanist.