Flower Database

Mussaenda 'Dona Luz'

Basic information
Flower Name
Mussaenda 'Dona Luz'
Formal Name
Mussaenda cv. dona luz
Alias
Mussaenda, 緋衣崑崙花, Summer poinsettia, Mussaenda Dona Luz
Habitat
horticultural variety
Morph
non-cold-tolerant evergreen shrub
Comment
Mussaenda 'Dona Luz' (scientific name: Mussaenda cv. Dona Luz) is a horticultural variety native to New Guinea, Philippines, and was created from the non-cold-tolerant evergreen shrub "Mussaenda philippica" of the genus Ronaceae. The blossoms that look like large petals are bracts with altered calyx, Dona luz is a cultivar in which all five calyxes are hypertrophied, and the true flower is a small yellow funnel with five star-shaped tips. The flower name is a tribute to Mrs. Ramon Magsaysay, the seventh president of the Republic of the Philippines, also known as the Mussaenda cv. Magsaysay.
Generic name: Mussaenda, Scientific name: Mussaenda cv. Magsaysay, aka: Summer poinsettia,
Place of Origin: Horticultural Varieties, Tree Height: 1.5-3 m, Leaf Shape: Oval, Flower Color (Actually, Calyxia): Light Red , Sepal shape: oval, flower diameter (real flower): 1-1.5 cm, flowering period: May-October, use: park trees, street trees.
Detailed information
Order
Gentianales
Family
Rubiaceae
Genus
Mussaenda
Species
M. cv. Dona Luz
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Double Cymes
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area cultivated variety
Color
Yellow
Season
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
150  ~ 300  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 1.5