Sinningia tuberosa

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  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Bill Price

Images copyright by the individual photographers or their institutions.

This species is another of the Sinningias with an interesting growth habit.  The stems frequently have just one leaf, and bloom directly from the tuber — sometimes in the absence of any foliage. This specimen, exhibited at the 2010 convention of the Gesneriad Society, has two primary leaves and one secondary, also a frequent pattern.

This species has been confused with S. defoliata, even though they are not closely related.  The resemblance in habit is due to evolutionary convergence.

This species has a tuber with “fingers” — extensions from which the stems grow.

Other photos can be seen in a slideshow, by clicking on one of the links below.

An antique print of this species can be seen here.