Iwagirisou

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    Iwagirisou @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Iwagirisou @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
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    Iwagirisou @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Iwagirisou
Formal Name
Opithandra primuloides
Alias
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Perennial green of summer

Comment

What is Iwagirisou

Iwagirisou (scientific name: Opithandra primuloides) is native to Japan, and is a summer green perennial of Gesneriaceae family. It spontaneously grows on rocky places and trees in the Kinki-west to Shikoku, Kyushu. It puts out a lot of root leaves from the rhizomes. In the early summer, several stems of flowers are stretched from between the leaves, and about 10 pieces of purplish red flowers are bloomed in a scattering inflorescence. The Japanese name grows on the rock and it depends on the leaves resembling paulownia.

Common name: Iwagirisou, Scientific name: Opithandra primuloides, also known as: Opithandra primuloides, origin: Japan, habitat distribution: Kinki west to Shikoku, Kyushu, Environment: rocky place and trees, plant length: 15-20 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: egg shape to wide ovoid, leaf height: 4-10 cm, petiole: the same length as leaves Inflorescence: leaf margin: blunt saw blade, flower color: red purple · white (variant), inflorescence: inflorescence, bilateral symmetry, flower stem length: 12-15 cm, corolla: funnellike lip shape Flower length: 2 cm, flowering period: May - June, stamens number: 2, calyx: 5 seeds, fruit type: fruits.

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Gesneriaceae
Genus
Opithandra
Species
O. primuloides
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Dentate
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Pink, White
Season
MayJun
Height
150 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 1

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