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Photo by
Ron Myhr,

Photo by
Ron Myhr,

The flowers by Ron Myhr,

Author: Hans Joachim Wiehler, 1978
Origin:  NE Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25-40 Centimetres
Height:  90 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Red - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Gesneria sellovii, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1829.
Rechsteineria sellovii
, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze.
Rechsteineria ramboi
By mistake: Sinningia sellowii

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was given this name by Hans Joachim Wiehler in 1978. It is found in north-eastern Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 or even 40 centimetres in diameter, the stems erect up to 90 centimetres, and the flowers are orange-red or even yellow.

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 Friedrich Sellow, 1789–1831, a German botanist.