This is a species from China relatively recently introduced into cultivation. It has substantial decorative potential. Flowers are large and superficially Sinningia-like, but the flowering habit is quite distinctly different from more familiar genera. It was originally introduced as Calcareoboea coccinea.
The plant illustrated was shown at the 2008 convention of the Gesneriad Society.
Clicking the links below will result in a slide show with other pictures of the species, starting with the first link clicked.
- Another show plant, from the 2004 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- A show plant from the Toronto Gesneriad Society show in 2007
- A closeup of a flower cluster from the Toronto plant