Definition of Sinningia speciosa

1. Noun. South American herb cultivated in many varieties as a houseplant for its large handsome leaves and large variously colored bell-shaped flowers.

Exact synonyms: Florist's Gloxinia, Gloxinia Spesiosa
Generic synonyms: Gloxinia
Group relationships: Genus Sinningia, Sinningia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinningia Speciosa

Singlish
Sinhala
Sinhalese
Sini
Sinic
Sinicism
Sinicisms
Sinicized
Sinicizing
Sinitic
Sinitic language
Sinkiang
Sinn Fein
Sinn Féin
Sinningia
Sinningia speciosa (current term)
Sino-
Sino-Japanese
Sino-Japanese War
Sino-Korean
Sino-Tibetan
Sino-Tibetan language
Sino-Vietnamese
Sinological
Sinologist
Sinology
Sinophile
Sinophiles
Sinophilia
Sinophobe

Literary usage of Sinningia speciosa

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"G. (Sinningia) speciosa originally had drooping flowers, but the result of ... The color of the original Gloxinia (Sinningia) speciosa was a nearly uniform ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"311, where it was figured three years later, Sinningia speciosa is stated to have been one of its parents." speciosa, Benth. & Hook. (Gloxinia , . ..."

3. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"The cotyledons of seedlings in this Order are always very small unless one or both become foliaceous by intercalary growth. Those of Sinningia speciosa are ..."

4. Variation in Animals and Plants by Horace Middleton Vernon (1903)
"Finally a cross has been described § from Digitalis ambigua (Scrophulariaceae) by pollen of Sinningia speciosa ..."

5. Greenhouse Management: A Manual for Florists and Flower Lovers on the by Levi Rawson Taft (1898)
"(Sinningia speciosa.) Gloxinias are in nearly all colors, from light rose to dark purple, and in the better strains many of them are beautifully shaded and ..."

6. Variations in Animals and Plants by Horace Middleton Vernon (1902)
"Finally a cross has been described § from Digitalis ambigua (Scrophulariaceae) by pollen of Sinningia speciosa ..."

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