This interesting cultivar is grown primarily for its attractive marbled maroon and green foliage. It has been grown and distributed under other names, including A. marmoratus and A. zebrina. With A. speciosus, it is the parent of the very popular hybrid A. ‘Black Pagoda’.
While the green flowers blend into the foliage from a distance, close-up they have an interesting form, as well as attractive markings around the edge of the corolla lobes.
A. longicaulis is widely distributed in Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and peninsular Malaysia.
The feature image above was exhibited in the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society.
Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow, by clicking one of the links below: