Sinningia speciosa

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Sinningia speciosa


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Gesneriaceae
Subfamilia: Gesnerioideae
Tribus: Gesnerieae
Subtribus: Ligeriinae
Genus: Sinningia
Species: Sinningia speciosa


Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, Vidensk Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. Kjob. 3 Aart.(9-10) : 91 (1877)


  • Basionym
    • Gloxinia speciosa Lodd., Bot. Cab. 1 : pl. 28. 1817 [1], non Ker-Gawl. (Aug. 1817).
  • Homotypic
    • Ligeria speciosa (Lodd.) Decne.
  • Heterotypic
    • Gesneria regina Hort. ex L.H.Bailey nom. nud. pro syn.
    • Gloxinia × teuchleri Hort. ex A.Dietr.
    • Gloxinia caulescens Lindl.
    • Gloxinia digitaliflora Paxt.
    • Gloxinia discolor Kunze
    • Gloxinia diversiflora Hort. ex May
    • Gloxinia erecta Hort.
    • Gloxinia floribunda (Hort. Paris ex A.Dietr.) Walp.
    • Gloxinia fyfiana Hort. ex Lem.
    • Gloxinia immaculata Mart. ex Hanst. in Mart. (ed.) nom. nud. pro syn.
    • Gloxinia maxima Paxt.
    • Gloxinia menziesiana Young ex Otto & Dietr.
    • Gloxinia merckii Otto
    • Gloxinia passinghamii Paxt.
    • Gloxinia rubra Paxt.
    • Gloxinia speciosa var. albiflora Hook.
    • Gloxinia speciosa var. candida Otto & Dietr.
    • Gloxinia speciosa var. lactea Otto & Dietr.
    • Gloxinia speciosa var. macrophylla Hook.
    • Gloxinia speciosa var. menziesii Hook.
    • Gloxinia variabilis Carrière
    • Ligeria caulescens (Lindl.) Decne.
    • Ligeria digitaliflora (Paxt.) Decne.
    • Ligeria discolor Decne. ex Hanst. in Mart. (ed.)
    • Ligeria menziesiana (Young ex Otto & Dietr.) Hanst. in Mart. (ed.)
    • Ligeria speciosa var. caulescens (Lindl.) Hanst. in Mart. (ed.)
    • Orobanche cernua Vell.
    • Orthanthe fyfiana Lem.
    • Sinningia discolor (Decne. ex Hanst.) Sprague
    • Sinningia diversiflora (Hort. ex May) Bedd.
    • Sinningia floribunda Hort. Paris ex A.Dietr.
    • Sinningia × hybrida Voss, Vilm. Blumengärtn., ed. 3, 1: 789. 1894.
    • Sinningia maxima (Paxt.) Bedd.
    • Sinningia menziesiana (Young ex Otto & Dietr.) Nichols.
    • Sinningia regina Sprague
    • Sinningia speciosa var. menziesiana Bedd.
    • Sinningia variabilis (Carrière) Bedd.


S. × cerina – S. × ornata – S. × pronopes – S. × youngeana


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Southeast
  • Introduced into:
    • Cook Is., Dominican Republic, Korea, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Skog, L.E. & Boggan, J.K. 2007. Sinningia speciosa in World Checklist of Gesneriaceae. Washington, DC: Dept. of Botany, Smithsonian Institution. Accessed: 2015 Mar 05.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Brazilian or Florists Gloxinia
suomi: Isogloksinia
日本語: グロキシニア
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