Sinningia bragae

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  • Previous Name: Sinningia sp. "Ibitioca"
  • Photographer: Julie Mavity-Hudson
  • Grown by: Dave Zaitlin

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Exhibited at the 2017 convention of the Gesneriad Society.

This plant was known as Sinningia sp. “Ibitioca” (from its collection location) for many years, until it was officially published.  It is closely related to Sinningia aghensis, with which it shares the campanulate (bell-shaped) flowers and tall flower stalk holding the flowers well above the foliage. This plant is known from only one location in Brazil, a granite quarry, which is rapidly eroding the available habitat.

Additional photos can be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below:

  • A compound photo combines a top view of a plant with a flower close-up
  • A photo of it growing in nature shows it sharing habitat with cacti
  • A flower cluster, exhibited at the 2021 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society
  • A side view of the flowers illustrates the elegant nature of the species
  • Another top view of a well-grown plant shows off the flowers nicely; this plant was exhibited in the 2020 virtual show of the Gesneriad Society
  • It does not have a single conventional tuber, but rather a tuber supplemented by stoloniferous fleshy roots.