Most of the Diastemas have white flowers with some purple markings. D. comiferum is most unusual, with its brilliant red flowers and attractive habit. It made a very big splash when first shown during the early 1990s. Like all Diastemas, D. comiferum produces scaly rhizomes, and is adapted to periods of dormancy.
Additional photos of D. comiferum can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- The whole plant of the specimen shown above
- A prize-winning show plant, exhibited at the 2008 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- Another earlier show plant