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Gloxinia caulescens Lindl.
Gloxinia digitaliflora Paxton
Gloxinia discolor Kunze
Gloxinia diversiflora May
Gloxinia floribunda (A.Dietr.) Walp.
Gloxinia fyfiana Lem.
Gloxinia maxima Paxton
Gloxinia menziesiana Young ex Otto & A.Dietr.
Gloxinia merkii E.Otto
Gloxinia passinghamii Paxton
Gloxinia rubra Paxton
Gloxinia speciosa var. albiflora Hook.
Gloxinia speciosa var. macrophylla Hook.
Gloxinia speciosa var. menziesii Hook.
Gloxinia teuchleri Lem.
Gloxinia variabilis Carrière
Ligeria caulescens Decne.
Ligeria digitaliflora Decne.
Ligeria discolor (Kunze) Decne. ex Hanst.
Ligeria maximiliana Hanst.
Ligeria menziesiana Hanst.
Ligeria speciosa (G.Lodd. ex Ker Gawl.) Decne.
Ligeria speciosa var. caulescens (Lindl.) Hanst.
Ligeria speciosa var. rubra (Paxton) Hanst.
Orthanthe fyfiana (Lem.) Lem.
Sinningia discolor (Kunze) Focke
Sinningia floribunda A.Dietr.
Sinningia menziesiana (Young ex Otto & A.Dietr.) Focke
Sinningia regina Sprague
Martynia caulescens Desf. ex Steud.
Martynia speciosa (G.Lodd. ex Ker Gawl.) Loisel.
Orobanche cernua Vell.

Author:  William Philip Hiern, 1877
Origin:  SE Brazil 
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink - Red - Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Leaf-Cuttings
Names:  Florist's Gloxinia, Brazilian Gloxinia, Violet Slipper Gloxinia
Synonyms:  Quite a few, look to the left....

This member of the Gesneriaceae family was described by William Philip Hiern in 1877. It is found in south-eastern Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little or no sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the leaves reach for 30 centimetres in length. The flowers come from white over pink and red to blue. It can be reproduced both by the tiny seeds and leaf-cuttings.

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