Achimenes glabrata appears to have two forms; both have white flowers with a golden yellow throat, but one version has a pattern of fine purple spots over the central part of the corolla. The latter is the version pictured in antique prints from 1848 and 1849.
The plant grows as a loose and somewhat scraggly trailer.
Additional photos of both forms can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- A photo of the form without spots, Achimenes glabrata ‘Oro’, grown in the Czech Republic
- A photo of a similar form, without spots, grown in the United States, likely at the Smithsonian Institutions botanical research greenhouses
- A companion photo to the main image above, with a hand for scale
- Another photo of the spotted form of the species