- Flower nameGloxinia sylvatica
- Scientific nameGloxinia sylvatica
- Aliasシーマニア, Gloxinia sylvatica, グロキシニア・シルバティカ, Bolivian sunset, Seemannia
- Place of originPeru and Bolivia
- Place of floweringPotted flower
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, October, November, December
What is Gloxinia sylvatica
Gloxinia sylvatica or Bolivian sunset (Gloxinia sylvatica) is an evergreen perennial herb of the genus Gloxinia in the family Gesneriaceae native to Peru and Bolivia. It is also known by its former scientific name, Seemannia (formerly Seemannia latifolia). The species name "sylvatica" means "woodland", and it grows wild in forests in its native habitat. The leaves are thick and oblong in shape. The flowers bloom for a long time from autumn to the following spring from the leaf axils of the many thin stems. The flowers are oblong-ovate, narrowing near the tip with five shallow lobes at the tip. The flowers are vermilion on the outside and yellow on the inside with scattered small vermilion spots.
Common name: Gloxinia sylvatica, scientific name: Gloxinia sylvatica, botanical name: Romania, Bolivian sunset, origin: Peru, Bolivia, herb height: 15-30 cm, life cycle: evergreen perennial Leaf shape: oblong-ovate; Inflorescence: opposite; Corolla shape: tubular; Corolla diameter: 1 cm; Corolla length: 2 to 2.5 cm; Flower color: bright vermilion; Flowering season: October to March; Fruit type: capsule.