Sinningia hoehnei

  1. Feature table
  2. External link
  3. Publication and etymology

This species was known under the temporary holding name of Sinningia sp. "Castelo".

Its flowers somewhat resemble those of S. barbata, although the L-bend in the corolla is not as pronounced, the mouth of the corolla is more open, and the inside of the corolla is yellow with purple streaks. The lower lobe in particular is pale purple.

It was found at a single location in Espírito Santo state of Brazil.

Feature table for Sinningia hoehnei

Plant Description

Growth Indeterminate
Habit Stem erect, usually unbranched
Leaves Opposite, green


Inflorescence Axillary cyme, 1 flower
Season Autumn
Flower See above

Horticultural aspects

Hardiness No information, but its relative S. barbata does not tolerate freezing temperatures well.


Taxonomic group Related to S. barbata in the Corytholoma clade.
Pollinator Presumably a bee, judging by corolla shape

External Link

Mauro Peixoto's Brazilian Plants site has a page for this species.


Chautems et al., 2019.

Etymology: named after Brazilian botanist Frederico Carlos Hoehne (1882-1959), whose illustration of this species under the name Sinningia barbata was published after his death.

Mr. Hoehne published the initial descriptions (see also the chronological table) of four sinningia species (all under the name Rechsteineria):