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Gloxinia, seen here in a dark pink color, is a genus containing three species of tropical rhizomatous herbs in the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae.
The species are primarily found in the Andes of South America, but Gloxinia perennis is also found in Central America and the West Indies, where it has probably escaped from cultivation.
Gloxinia perennis is the original (type) species of the genus, and for much of its history the genus consisted of only G. perennis and a very small number of other species.
Gloxinia perennis forms fertile hybrids with species of Seemannia, which was the primary reason for uniting the two genera in the past.
Sinningia speciosa, a popular houseplant, was originally described and introduced in cultivation as Gloxinia speciosa and is still sometimes referred to as “gloxinia” or “florist’s gloxinia”, although this name is now inaccurate and technically incorrect.