This interesting plant has large, showy and persistent calyces, which should be left on the plant after flowering for their decorative effect.
Other photos of the species can be seen in a slideshow, which will initiate when a link below is clicked, starting with the clicked link.
The full plant from which the close-up above was taken.
A naturalistic planting at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.
This plant was shown at the 2007 Convention of the Gesneriad Society.
A cluster of flowers and calyces.