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Smithiantha zebrina

Smithiantha zebrina

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Gesneriaceae
Subfamilia: Gesnerioideae
Tribus: Gesnerieae
Subtribus: Gloxiniinae
Genus: Smithiantha
Species: Smithiantha zebrina

Smithiantha zebrina (Paxton) Kuntze,

Corytholoma bulbosum var. splendens (Van Houtte ex Hanst.) Voss
Corytholoma splendens (Van Houtte ex Hanst.) Fritsch
Gesneria gerardiana Hort. ex Lem., Fl. des Serres, Ser. I. 2: (1846) t. 4
Gesneria geroltiana Kunth & Bouché, Ind. Sem. Hort. Berol. (1844)
Gesneria houttei de Vos ex C.Morren
Gesneria refulgens G.Nicholson
Gesneria splendens L.H.Bailey, nom. nud. pro syn.
Gesneria splendidissima Regel
Gesneria zebrina Paxton, Mag. Bot. 8: 96 (1841)
Gloxinia punctata M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Brux. 9: II. 34 (1842)
Naegelia geroltiana (Kunth & Bouché) Regel, Flora, 31: 249 (1848)
Naegelia punctata (M.Martens & Galeotti) Hemsl., Biol. Centr. Am. Bot. 2: 476 (1882)
Naegelia zebrina (Paxton) Regel, Flora, 31: 249 (1848)
Naegelia zebrina var. geroltiana (Kunth & Bouché) Regel
Rechsteineria splendens (Van Houtte ex Hanst.) Kuntze
Smithiantha geroltiana (Kunth & Bouché) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 978 (1891)
Smithiantha punctata (M.Martens & Galeotti) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 978 (1891)
Smithiantha zebrina var. geroltiana (Kunth & Bouché) Voss

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Kuntze, O. 1891. Revisio generum plantarum vascularium omnium atque cellularium multarum secundum leges nomenclaturae internationales cum enumeratione plantarum exoticarum in itinere mundi collectarum. Pars II. Pp. 377–1011. Arthur Felix, Leipzig [etc.]. BHL Reference page. 2: 978

Additional references

Villaseñor, J.L. 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559–902. DOI: 10.1016/j.rmb.2016.06.017 Online PDF Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Smithiantha zebrina in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Smithiantha zebrina. Published online. Accessed: Sep 08 2021. 2021. Smithiantha zebrina. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08.
Hassler, M. 2021. Smithiantha zebrina. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sep 08. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Smithiantha zebrina. Accessed: 08 Sep 2021.

Vernacular names

Smithiantha zebrina is the first Smithiantha species that was used for horticulture. It has red and yellow spotted flowers and dark green leaves. The species is native to eastern Mexico. The stems are 75 cm (2+1⁄2 ft) tall, the leaves are 125–180 mm (5–7 in) long, and the flowers are 30–40 mm (1+1⁄4–1+1⁄2 in) long.[2]

"Smithiantha zebrina (Paxton) Kuntze". ITIS. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
E. Moore Jr., Harold (1957). African Violets, Gloxinias, and their relatives. The Macmillan Company. p. 123.

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