Petrocosmea rosettifolia

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Petrocosmea rosettifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Petrocosmea
Species: P. rosettifolia
Binomial name
Petrocosmea rosettifolia
(L.) L.

Petrocosmea rosettifolia is a species of flowering plant in the family Gesneriaceae. A new species Petrocosmea cryptica J.M.H.Shaw was described in 2011, long known in cultivation but mistakenly identified as P. rosettifolia.[1]


The petioles of this species are puberulent and grow to approximately 4 cm. The leaves are sparsely pubescent, and have a broadly ovate to orbicular or broadly elliptic shape. They grow to about 0.5 to 4.0 cm x 0.4 to 0.3 cm.[2]

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  1. ^ Shaw, J. (2011). "A new species of Petrocosmea". The Plantsman 10 (3): 177–179. 
  2. ^ "Petrocosmea Oliver, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1716. 1887" (PDF), Flora of China 18, 1998 

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