Glabrella mihieri

Distributed in Guangxi, Guizhou and Sichuan, China, G. mihieri was until recently classified in the genus Briggsia. Exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. Top view of a plant showing a succulent rosette.



Kaisupeea herbacea

Kaisupeea herbacea is distributed in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. The species has some unusual characteristics, including being a tropical perennial that has stems and leaves die back seasonally and then re-sprout from underground buds. Exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.





Kohleria ‘Manchu’

Exhibited at the 2012 convention of the Gesneriad Society. While Kohlerias are often grown and shown as multi-stemmed plants in large pots, this is an example of an alternative strategy gone wonderfully right — a single stem with a spectacular crown of flowers. Additional photos can


Kohleria ‘Peridots Jaguar Paws’

Kohleria ‘Peridots Jaguar Paws’ is a hybrid by Iain James, ‘Peridots Kitlope’ x ‘Lychee’s Temptation’. It has flowers with an unusual and beautiful peachy coloring. Another photo, exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society, can be seen here.


Kohleria ‘Red Ryder’

Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. This fine hybrid is known for having very large flowers, and for blooming nicely at a fairly small plant size. Another photo, also from the virtual show, can be seen here.



Metapetrocosmea peltata

Metapetrocosmea peltata is the single species in this genus, and is native Hainan, China. The species has at least two flower forms, differing only in color — one is blue/lavender, the other is primarily white. Exhibited at the


Michaelmoelleria vietnamensis

Michaelmoelleria vietnamensis is the only species in this newly-established (as of 2020) genus. It is distributed in southern Vietnam, in broad-leaved forests on granitic montane hills. In Vietnam it is considered a prized decorative plant, resulting in extensive collection from the local forests. Its


Microchirita involucrata

Another photo showing more of the stem structure of the species can be seen here, and a foliage plant exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society here.


Microchirita micromusa

Exhibited at the AGGS 2002 Convention show. The bright yellow flowers contrasted engagingly with the red veins and bright green of the leaf. Most selections of this species do not have the red leaf veins, and have plain green leaves sporting the yellow flowers. M.


Nautilocalyx pemphidius

Exhibited at the 2016 convention of the Gesneriad Society. This species is frequently grown for its unusual bullate/quilted foliage and easy rosette habit (if given enough humidity), although it is not difficult to flower. Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of




Ornithoboea wildeana

This spectacular specimen was posted to the Facebook page of Minnesota Gesneriads. Ornitoboea wildeana has not been widely grown, with its close relative Ornithoboea arachnoidea more often seen. It is becoming somewhat more widely distributed, and its interesting


Pearcea abunda

The feature plant above has the USBRG acquistion number of 87-932-2. Another plant, exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society, can be seen here.





Petrocosmea ‘Imperial Butterflies’

This Petrocosmea was hybridized by N. Nakayama from Japan.  It is a cross of  Petrocosmea nevosa Petrocosmea  flaccida.  Flowers are deep purple, with double or triple lobes and are ruffled. Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad


Petrocosmea barbata

Petrocosmea barbata is a widely grown species, which exhibits some floral variation. Flowers vary in size, and can be either pale lavender or white. In all cases there are two yellow splotches in the throat. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by


Petrocosmea kerrii

Exhibited at the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society. Flowers are found under the foliage unlike other Petrocosmea flowers which are usually suspended from petioles above the foliage. Buds may appear to took like ‘suckers’ or ‘offsets’ near the base of the plant.


Petrocosmea longianthera

Introduced by Jim Roberts in 2011 who found it on a trip to China.  Was originally distributed as Petrocomea JR 2011 sp. ‘A’, and later as Petrocosmea coerulea.   The feature photo above is of a plant exhibited in the 2020 virtual





Primulina ‘Atsuko’

This is a hybrid by Toshijiro Okuto of P. fimbrisepala ‘Wuhan’ x P. subrhomboidea. It is characterized by exceptionally large flowers. A plant exhibited in the2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society can be seen here.


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