Sinningia muscicola

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  • Previous Name: Sinningia sp. "Rio das Pedras"
  • Photographer: Ron Myhr
  • Grown by: Ron Myhr

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This interesting species is a relatively new introduction, found in the vicinity of Rio das Pedras, in Brazil, hence the original temporary descriptive name. It is one of the small group of micro-miniature Sinningias, along with S. pusilla, S. concinna and their forms and hybrids. Note the patterned and scalloped leaves, unlike those of concinna or pusilla. Overall, S. muscicola is somewhat larger than the other micro-minis. It has been crossed with S. concinna to produce the hybrid  ‘Li’l Georgie’, and other hybrids are no doubt pending.

A close-up of the flower can be seen here. Another photo of a full plant can be seen here.