While A. misera can be weedy, without the flash of many other species in the genus, it has its own small-flowered charm when well grown. This specimen won its class at the GS2018 convention show.
The species is somewhat confused, taxonomically speaking. Another published species, A. warszewicziana, is sometimes considered to represent a variant population of A. misera, and hence is included by some botanists and botanical references as being synonymous with that species. For the time being we are treating them separately, but this may change.
Additional photos of A. misera may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- A closer view of the flowers on the plant above
- A tight close-up of a flower on another plant, exhibited at the 2010 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- Another show plant exhibited at the 2022 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- A somewhat different flower form
- A. misera growing in Costa Rica, including habitat, plants in a rock crevice and a flower closeup