The genus Gloxinia is comprised of three species, all of which produce flowers on a raceme.  Although they are otherwise quite different (especially in the size of the plants and flowers), recent phylogenetic studies have confirmed their affinity for one another.

Many species formerly lumped within this genus have been transferred elsewhere.  In particular, a cluster of species with mainly red tubular flowers have been transferred to the genus Seemannia.  While they have some affinity with Gloxinia, they are more closely related and similar to each other than to the species clearly within Gloxinia

Gloxinia erinoides was previously known as Koellikeria erinoides.   Gloxinia xanthophylla was formerly known as Anodiscus xanthophyllus.

Gloxinella and Gloxiniopsis are genera with some apparent affinity for Gloxinia.  However, neither is in fact closely related to this genus, and they are included in their own genus page, along with Monopyle (here).



Gloxinia erinoides

Gloxinia erinoides AGGS02

Gloxinia erinoides (Smithsonian)

Gloxinia erinoides 'Polo Polo' and 'Red Satin'

Gloxinia erinoides 'Polo Polo'

Gloxinia erinoides 'Red Satin'

Gloxinia perennis (RBGE)

Gloxinia perennis 2 (RBGE)

Gloxinia perennis plant

Gloxinia perennis flower (RBGE)

Gloxinia perennis

Gloxinia perennis with euglossine bees

Gloxinia perennis flowers

Gloxinia perennis with Euglossine bee

Gloxinia xanthophylla

Gloxinia xanthophylla (Smithsonian)

Gloxinia 'Dragonsong'

Intergeneric Hybrids

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xGlokohleria 'Goblin'






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