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.
This cultivar of G. erinoides has mainly plain dark green leaves with some spots. Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below. The flowers are born on red inflorescences, and have clearly separated lower lobes
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.
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
Exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.
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
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.
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
This was spectacular plant, shown at the Gesneriad Society convention flower show in 2007. Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: A closeup of the attractive tips of the long stems Another plant, exhibited in
This Petrocosmea was hybridized by N. Nakayama from Japan. It is a cross of Petrocosmea nevosa x 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 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
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.
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
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