Prickly Umbrella

  • Prickly Umbrella_img_0
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_1
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_2
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_3
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_4
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_5
    Prickly Umbrella @ Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Prickly Umbrella_img_6
    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

What is Prickly Umbrella

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

Daily Ranking

Ixora chinensis_img
Trollius riederianus_img
Rebunshiogama_img
Banyan tree_img

Random Flower

Nemophila snow storm_img
Menziesia multiflora_img
Quercus palustris_img
Paprika_img
Adiantum_img
Manilkara zapota_img
Leonotis_img
Astilbe microphyll_img
Agave parryi_img
Noble orchid_img
Bank's Rose_img
Deutzia crenata_img

Feature list

Copyright © 2021 Science & Technology Inst., Co. All Rights Reserved