Taxon: Sinningia speciosa (Lodd. et al. ex Ker Gawl.) Hiern

Genus: Sinningia
Family: Gesneriaceae
Nomen number: 316834
Place of publication: Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1877-1878:91. 1878
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Brazilian gloxinia  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • florist's gloxinia  (Source: Zander Ency) - English
  • gloxinia  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • violet slipper gloxinia  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • gloxinia  (Source: L Noms French ed7) - French
  • falsche Gloxinie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Gartengloxinie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • ō-iwa-giri-sō  (Source: F Korea) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • geulrogsinia  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil

  • Cultivated


  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. (F Korea)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing China floral encyclopaedia. (China FlEncy)


Check other web resources for Sinningia speciosa (Lodd. et al. ex Ker Gawl.) Hiern :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Sinningia speciosa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.