Flower NameHot Lips
Formal NamePsychotria poeppigiana
AliasKiss of Jungle, Sore-mouth Bush, 熱い唇, sore-mouth bush, Hot Lips, Psychotria poeppigiana, hotlip
HabitatTropical Americas, from Mexico to North of Argentina
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayDouble Cymes
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering place(sub-) Tropical area Botanic garden
Height100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter0.5 ~ 0.5