This is a very beautiful species, with the large pale to mid yellow flowers contrasting beautifully with the dark and sharply bullate leaves. It is generally grown within a humidity enclosure, if a humid greenhouse is not available. In the photo above, the plant had been removed from its enclosure before it was photographed — and then quickly put back in!
The featured photo above is of a plant exhibited at the 2010 convention of the Gesneriad Society.
Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:
- Another plant growing enclosed in a terrarium., exhibited at the 2006 convention of the Gesneriad Society
- A display fruit can be seen in close-up here, on the plant exhibited at the 2006 convention. The seed mass is presented very visibly, presumably to attract birds or insects, who will distribute the seeds
- A single flower against the bullate foliage illustrates the elegance of the species
- A close-up of the flowers on another plant are a deeper yellow, perhaps a function of species variability – or of lighting conditions at the time of the photograph
- Three yellow-flowered Gasteranthus specimens show scale as well as variation within the genus