Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown by Robert Hall
Shown at the Spring 1999 show of the Toronto Gesneriad Society. This hybrid is a lovely little plant, easy to grow and flower. It had been widely distributed under its hybrid name of Sinningia kautskyi x Sinningia hirsuta. Two hybridizers, Mauro Peixoto of Brazil and David Zaitlin of the United States, separately produced and distributed the hybrid. As the plants from the two sources are indistinguishable, all are now referred to as S. 'Amizade', which is Portuguese for friendship. Another photo of a different plant may be seen here, and a closeup of the flowers here.