Sinningia ganevii

  1. Feature table
  2. External link
  3. Etymology

This species used to be known under the holding name "sp. CatolÚs".  On the page describing it, I said mean things about this plant, which I won't repeat here.  If you want to see pictures and slander, click here for the original page.

This is a tuber of the plant in 2015 (seed sown in 2012).


Feature table for Sinningia ganevii

Plant Description

Growth Indeterminate
Habit Upright or recumbent stem(s)
Leaves Green, sticky, pebbled
Dormancy Stems normally deciduous. Plant dormant in winter.


Inflorescence axillary cyme
Flowering Autumn. Flowering specimens were collected in Brazil in April and May, corresponding to October and November in the Northern Hemisphere.
Flower Tubular, 4-5 cm long, with throat markings

Horticultural aspects

From seed Four years to bloom, under my far from ideal conditions
Hardiness Yet to be determined. Based on its native habitat (mountains), it should be at least somewhat cold-tolerant.
Recommended? No. The floppy habit, sticky stems are not pluses. The flowers are attractive, but mimic (e.g.) S. bragae (sp. "Ibitioca"). My plant bloomed once and then died.


Taxonomic group The Corytholoma clade appears likely.  This species was found in an area with S. harleyi.  Preliminary phylogenetic results suggest a close relationship between the two species.
Pollinator Bees, judging by the shape of the corolla.  It is speculated that the possibly recent divergence of this species and S. harleyi is due to the two species selecting different pollinators, with the latter specializing in hummingbird pollination.
Location Chapada Diamantina in Bahia state of Brazil.  According to the initial publication, it has been found at only two locations in the district of CatolÚs.  The terrain nearby is campo rupestre and threatened by fires and grazing.

External Link

See Mauro Peixoto's Brazilian Plants site for a page about S. ganevii.


Chautems and Perret in Candollea, 2022


This species is named after Wilson Ganev, a guide and plant collector in the Chapada Diamantina.