Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Sinningia speciosa ‘Pellucida’

Presumably a cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. I have found no reference to this plant.  Pellucidus means translucent.  [Stearn].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

First recorded in a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at Camden Park [CPA] and also in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur 23rd. Dec. 1854 [ML 635.9m].


Published Sep 07, 2009 - 02:22 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:29 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

  • Gloxinia pellucida Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia pellucida 

Confidence level low