Flower Database

Davidia involucrata

Basic information
Flower Name
Davidia involucrata
Formal Name
Davidia involucrata
Alias
Davidia, ハンカチの樹, Dove tree, Pocket handkerchief tree, handkerchief tree
Habitat
China
Morph
Deciduous tree
Comment
Davidia involucrata, commonly called by handkerchief tree or dove tree, is native to China, and is a deciduous tree of the family Cornaceae. This alone forms a genus. It is the origin of the flower name that two large white mulberry leaves attached around the flower look like a handkerchief. Outstanding white mulberry leaves are the trick to call insects into small, inconspicuous flower clusters in the center. The white mulberry leaves are pale green at first, but they become white according to the flowering, and the flowers come to an end and fall as the pollination ends. There are two types of flowers, but neither has a petal (flowered piece), only a bud. Of the two types, one is a male flower with only a large number of stamens, and the other is a bisexual flower consisting of one female and 10 males. Mussaenda parviflora or Konronka(scientific name: Mussaenda parviflora) It is also called "handkerchief flower" because it has a flower and the white scaly resembles a handkerchief.
Generic name: Davidia involucrata, scientific name: Davidia involucrata, another name: Davidia, Pocket handkerchief,tree of the dove tree, origin: Mainland China, environment: The sunny in the forest of the mountainous district of 2,000m above sea level, height of the tree: 10-25m, Bark color: brown, leaf shape: oblong,Leafhopper: sawfish, leaf order: alternate, leaf length: 10 ~ 15cm,
White peony leaf length: 15 cm, From the flowers, the same sex, Inflorescence: flower head, calyx: innocent, pistil color: yellow-green, Stamen drug color: white, purple, inflorescence diameter: 2 cm, flowering period: mid-May to early June, fruit shape: long oval, fruit length: 3 to 4 cm, use: garden tree, street tree .
Detailed information
Order
Cornales
Family
Cornaceae
Genus
Davidia
Species
D. involucrata
Flower type
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
Brown, White
Season
May Jun
Height
1000  ~ 2500  [cm]
Diameter
2  ~ 2