Trailing herb to about 15 cm tall with hairy stolons. Leaves generally blistered above and purplish below with prominent venation. Flowers in clusters, the individual flowers on long hairy stalks, the corolla to 6 cm long, bright red, hairy outside, the 2 upper lobes bent backwards.
Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela
This species is available as assorted variegated leaf cultivars.
Source: (2002). Gesneriaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.