I wonder if that one is Sinningia eumorpha, the true species that was hybridized with S. speciosa and others to give rise to the many hybrids we see nowadays... I find that some Sinningia species do produce tubers from stolon-like protuberances arrising from the main one. One of the most "prolific" ones is Sinningia tubiflora. But i guess that thye modern hybrids lost this feature and wont produce additional tubers. ________________________________ From: J. Agoston <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 18:18 Subject: [pbs] might be of interest Sinningia speciosa (Gloxinia) Dear All, I have bought a white flowered Gloxinia a few weeks ago, unfortunately it had root rot, and eventually the plant died. I just wanted to throw it away, when I checked if the soil is dried out, and I found a tuber about an inch across. That is the second time this plant surprises me. About 10 years ago I got a Gloxinia and we accidenatlly broke off the stem from the roots. I put the flowering shoot in potting soil and left it in our garage. The plant also wilted and just after the first frost I saw it grow a tuber in the soil, but the frost killed it. So wow again! This plant really wants to live :) Bye, Janos Z5a, Hungary -- Protect the environment! Please think twice before printing this e-mail. || Védjük környezetünket, csak szükség esetén nyomtassa ki ezt a levelet!