Pseuderanthemum carruthersii

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    Pseuderanthemum carruthersii @ Okinawa Taketomijima
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    Pseuderanthemum carruthersii @ Okinawa Taketomijima
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    Pseuderanthemum carruthersii @ Okinawa Taketomijima

Basic information

Flower Name
Pseuderanthemum carruthersii
Formal Name
Pseuderanthemum reticulatum
Pseuderanthemum carruthersii, Pseuderanthemum reticulatum
tropical regions
Small Evergreen shrub


What is Pseuderanthemum carruthersii

Pseuderanthemum carruthersii (scientific name: Pseuderanthemum carruthersii or Pseuderanthemum reticulatum) is native to tropical regions and is an evergreen small shrub of the family Acanthaceae. Leaf veins and leaves change from green to yellow, similar to Garden croton. When it is put on sun it develops color and it gathers compactly, however if it is shade it will be long and color will be bad. Flowers are like Orchidaceae. From summer to autumn, white spiked flowers are blooming from the shoot apex and leaf axil to extend the spikes. The flowers have a high cup shape, the petals are white and the tip seems to be split 4, but in reality they are 5 fissures, the upper 2 fisss are thin and close to one and look like one. There is red purpura in the throat. The genus name "Pseuderanthemum" is the Latin "pseudo" (fake) + Eranthemum (genus Lulihanagasa), which means the genus. The species "reticulatum" means (mesh). Flower language is "friendship". Although the flower name was similar to Eranthemum pulchellum, it was attached as a pseudo, but even with the same Rranthemum, the "Pseuderanthemum [reticulatum]" is not very similar, and a variety of varieties that can bloom red purple flowers "Pseuderanthemum [laxiflorum]" is more similar. In Hawaii, the one with the same color flower and leaves considerably yellow was seen in resort areas and commercial facilities and was displayed under the name Pseuderanthemum or Yellow-vein. The scientific name was Pseuderanthemum carruthersii var. Carruthersii. Perhaps it is thought that it is only called by the current scientific name or the old scientific name (synonym) with the same flower (although it is slightly unknown which is "new").

Common name: Pseuderanthemum carruthersii or Pseuderanthemum reticulatum, Scientific name: Pseuderanthemum reticulatum, Synonym: Pseuderanthemum carruthersii, aka: Pseuderanthemum reticulatum, Reticulatum, Tree height: 50-200 cm, leaf color: green · yellow-green, leaf color: greenish yellow-green, red leaves, Leaf edge: leaf edge: all edges, leaf shape: oval, inflorescence form: spiked inflorescences, flower color: white background, throat part red purple, flower shape: high cup shape, flower size: 2 cm, viewing period: August to October (anniversary at warmer season).

Detailed information

P. carruthersii
Flower language
Friendship ()
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
GardenPot flowerfoliage plant
50 ~ 200 [cm]
2 ~ 2

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