Prickly Umbrella

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

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    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Prickly Umbrella
Formal Name
Wercklea ferox
Alias
Prickly Umbrella, Wercklea ferox
Habitat
Costa Rica
Morph
Shrub

Comment

Prickly Umbrella (scientific name: Wercklea ferox) is a shrub of the family Malvaceae native to Costa Rica. Small thorns are formed in rows in the green rounded large leaf table, red leaf veins are conspicuous on the foliage. The petioles emerging from the leaf axil and the flower stem and the calyx at its tip are bright red. Petal-shaped flowers bloom like a buddha like flower buds with petals similar to yellow hibiscus on red calyx. The English name is called Prickly Umrella because leaves are like umbrellas full of thorns. Genus name is attributed to Costa Rica plant collector Mr. Carl Werckle. Although it is a plant which does not resemble completely, Great St. Johnswort (Scientific name: Hypericum ascyron) makes flowers bloom in a bamboo shape.

English name: Prickly Umbrella , Scientific name: Wercklea ferox, Place of origin: Costa Rica, habitat: wetland such as river bank, life type: shrub, height: 4-5 m, petiole: red, leaf color: green, Red, leaf table: small spines existed, leaflets: red leaf vein, flower color: yellow, flower stem: red, caly color: red.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Wercklea
Species
W. ferox
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Broad elliptic
Leaf edge
Thorn+Serrated
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Yellow
Season
Mar
Height
400 ~ 500 [cm]
Diameter
5 ~ 10

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