Hot Lips

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    Hot Lips @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Hot Lips @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Hot Lips @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Hot Lips
Formal Name
Psychotria poeppigiana
Alias
Kiss of Jungle, Hot Lips, Psychotria poeppigiana, hotlip
Habitat
Tropical Americas, from Mexico to North of Argentina
Morph
Large shrub

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What is Hot Lips

Hot Lips (scientific name:Psychotria poeppigiana) is a shrub of the Rubiaceae family which is native to tropical rain forests of Central and South America, such as Colombia. Also known as Kiss of Jungle, and Sore-mouth Bush (Stomatitis Tree). It looks like a red lip, and it is always green, but it turns red when the flowering time approaches. The flowers are in this bract.

General name: Hot Lip, Scientific name: Psychotria poeppigiana, aka: Hot Lips, Hot Lips, Kiss of Jungle, Sore-mouth Bush (Stomatitis Tree), Origin: Tropical America in Mexico to Argentina Living Environment: Rain forest, Living Type: Large shrub, Tree height: 1-2 m, Leaves: Single leaf, Phylogeny: To life, Leaf edge: Full edge, Inflorescence: Compound Agarose inflorescence, corolla: car-shaped, with 5 tips at the tip, flower color: pale yellow, flowering stage: March, cocoon shape: short cylinder, number of stamens: 5, ovaries: 2, flower diameter: fruit type: berries, Fruit color: blue, fruit shape: egg round / spherical, reproduction: insect and flower of butterfly and hummingbird, use: ornamental, medicinal herb.

Detailed information

Order
Gentianales
Family
Rubiaceae
Genus
Psychotria
Species
P. poeppigiana
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Double Cymes
Petal shape
Car
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical areaBotanic garden
Color
Cream
Season
Mar
Height
100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 0.5

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