This plant has bloomed almost an year, the stem is quite tall now but since it doesn't stop blooming, I just let it grow by itself. The flower changes its color during warm to cold season. Taiwan hybrid of calyx double Sinningia.
The Smithiantha seedlings keep blooming through out the off season. The continuous cold snap detains the new growth of other Gesneriad plants. On the other hand, the cold snap also encourages some Primulina to form buds for their spring blossom. So, no pain no gain ??
Found in central Peninsular Malaysia at elevation around 1200M, the habitat of Ridleyandra morganii is the cool and shade hillside that usually keeps all the moisture. It grows like a ground cover, some even stay at the bole of a tree in the evergreen tropical forest due to the high humidity. The population I saw thrives along the way to Gunung Berembun ... very easy to see them while you trek in the forest. I believe Ridleyandra morganii is one of the most charming Gesneriad plants in terms of the foliage and the flower. All the photos were taken from the plants in situ.