Achimenes grandiflora
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Achimenes
A. grandiflora
Binomial name
Achimenes grandiflora
(Schltdl.) DC.
  • Trevirana grandiflora Schltdl.
  • Salutiaea grandiflora (Schltdl.) Colla
  • Achimenes cordata hort. ex Regel
  • Achimenes grandiflora var. glabrescens Klotzsch ex Hanst.
  • Achimenes grandiflora var. incisa Hanst.
  • Achimenes grandiflora var. liebmannii Regel ex Hanst.
  • Achimenes grandiflora var. pubescens Hanst.
  • Achimenes incisa (Hanst.) Klotzsch ex Oerst.
  • Achimenes liebmannii hort. ex Lem.
  • Gesneria calcarata Sessé & Moc.

Achimenes grandiflora (Schltdl.) DC.[2] is a plant species in the genus Achimenes, family Gesneriaceae. It is native to Mexico and Central America, growing in mountainous regions from Chihuahua to Nicaragua. It is cultivated as an ornamental in other places because of its showy purple flowers.[3]


  1. ^ Tropicos, Achimenes grandiflora
  2. ^ DeCandolle, A. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 7(2): 536. 1839.
  3. ^ Ecured Achimenes grandiflora