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What type or types of gesneriad are these?

Posted by audrey z5 PA (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 2, 06 at 17:29

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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RE: What type or types of gesneriad are these?

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


RE: What type or types of gesneriad are these?

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.

RE: What type or types of gesneriad are these?

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

RE: What type or types of gesneriad are these?

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!"

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