What type or types of gesneriad are these?

audrey_gwSeptember 2, 2006

I'm entertaining myself on a rainy day by trying to figure out what some of my mystery plants are. These were grown from a gesneriad mix.

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robitaillenancy1(zone 5)

Can't be certain, but it may be Kohleria.


    Bookmark   September 2, 2006 at 9:37PM
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greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

How 'bout sinningias? There are a lot of slipper-shaped flowers in gesneriads. That second one especially looks like a smaller sinningia. I could well be wrong, but I don't know of any violet/blue kohlerias.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2006 at 11:22PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Yes, look like sinninigias.

Do they have tubers?

Check on the Gesneriad web - there are lots of pics.


Here is a link that might be useful: Gesneriad Web

    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 1:19AM
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Many thanks everybody, for the suggestions and the link! Yes, the plants do have tubers, and I think you're right that they are sinningia types. The lighter colored one looks quite a bit like sinningia eumorpha photos I found at the Gesneriad Web link, and the purple one appears similar to several of the sinningia speciosa types shown. So at least I can label them as something more specific than "unknown gesneriad!"

    Bookmark   September 4, 2006 at 3:31PM
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