Gesneria verticillata


This sad looking specimen was likely drawn and painted from an herbarium collection, accounting for the wilted appearance.  It was an early illustration — more recent prints (here, here, here and here) give a better impression of the beauty of the species.

Despite the deficiencies of the specimen presented, it was included in a large folio edition of Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Even though the print was the same size as the standard edition, it was printed on extra-large pages.

It is now known as Sinningia douglasii.