|A recently published species, Henckelia pradeepiana, which has a tuber has been described. It was found in the southern Western Ghats of India. The plant has an overall flat asymmetrical habit suitable to its growth attached to rocks. The flowers are small bell shaped and white or lavendar in color. The seed pod splits laterally into a splash cup.|
|The species is named in for Dr. A.K. Pradeep, Curator, Calicut University Herbarium, Kerala who first collected specimens of this species.The article can be accessed at this site.|
Gesneriads are flowering houseplants of the African Violet family. The include some of the more interesting varieties such as the Florist Gloxinia (Sinningia), Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus), Flame Violet (Episcia) and over 1000 others.