ID please?

domeman(NSW Aust)October 14, 2006

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irina_co(z5 CO)

looks like sinningia speciosa = florist gloxinia

Is it one of your seedlings?

Irina

    Bookmark   October 14, 2006 at 11:18PM
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domeman(NSW Aust)

Hi Irina

yes but the flower is only an inch across and the leaves are quite different. Yes it is one of my seedlings........

Thanks
Domeman

    Bookmark   October 15, 2006 at 1:08AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Domeman -

I still think it is a hybrid sinningia. I do not have gloxinias in my collection, but I have several sinningias - species and hybrids - minis and micros - and the leaves are quite similar - I do not have such interesting pale green with red veins color. And the shape of the flower reminds a gloxinia. I would think if you pollinate or self-pollinate gloxinia - you will get smalls and biggies as well.

But - hope somebody else will pitch in. Let's wait

Irina

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 2:37PM
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domeman(NSW Aust)

Perhaps Sinningia guttata? The leaves are a delightful pink underneath.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 4:27PM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

I think you are right. I looked once more at the S.guttata at the gesneriads.ca and on a third photo - it looks similar. May be more nitrogen and it will green up?

I.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 7:03PM
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jon_d(Northern Calif.)

Hi, the leaves look odd for guttata but that's what I think you have. The flowers look just like guttata. It was quite rare and the clone in cultivation was weak and sterile. About five years ago Mauro Pexioto introduced a new seed collection, and now it is being grown by quite a few people. I don't know if it made its way to the mixed seed though.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 12:58AM
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irina_co(z5 CO)

Jon -

long time no see. Great to have you back.

Irina

    Bookmark   October 21, 2006 at 9:55PM
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