Paliavana sericiflora

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

I have never grown this species.

Feature table for Paliavana sericiflora

Plant Description

Growth Indeterminate
Habit Shrub with upright stems
Leaves 4-8 cm [2.5-5 in] long.
Dormancy No tuber


Inflorescence axillary cymes near apex of stem
Season According to Perret et al., it blooms in late summer and autumn in Brazil.  On his page for this species, Mauro Peixoto states that the plant must be over 1 m [3 feet] high to flower.
Flower campanulate, yellowish, with longitudinal lines of dots on the interior of the corolla extending out onto the lobes.

Horticultural aspects



Taxonomic group In a paliavana subgroup of the Sinningia clade.
Pollinator Probably bats

Publication and Etymology

George Bentham (1800-1884), 1876.

The name comes from Latin sericum, meaning "silk" (and the root of the English word "serge"), and -flora.

External Link

Mauro Peixoto's web site has page on Paliavana sericiflora.