Sinningia bullata

This Brazilian native is unique for a few reasons.  It is tuberous species, but does not have a dormancy period, and can even flower year-round.  Its leaves also are covered in a sticky residue that makes your own fingers self-sticky after touching it.  I’m sure there is a more appropriately botanical word for it, but somewhere between waxy and sticky.  The flowers are bright orange-red and the stems and abaxial leaf surfaces are covered in thicky, wooly hairs (that also give off the secretion).  The tuber itself can be enormous, for even a small plant.  The tuber for the plant below is nearly half the size of the foliage.


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