Acalypha cat tail

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    Acalypha cat tail @ Ran no Sato dogashima
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    Acalypha cat tail @ Ran no Sato dogashima
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    Acalypha cat tail @ Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Acalypha cat tail
Formal Name
Acalypha hispaniolae
Alias
Cat tail, Acalypha reptans, summer love
Habitat
West Indies
Morph
Non-hardy evergreen perennials

Comment

Acalypha cat tail (Scientific name: Acalypha reptans) is native to the West Indies and is non-cold-resistant evergreen perennial of the family Euphorbiaceae. The leaves are green and soft and there are serrated teeth on the leaf edge. It is a low plant , and it makes the red soft flower bloom upward from spring to late autumn. There are no petals in the flowers, and many stamens gather to form a spiked inflorescence. It is also called the name of academic reptans (scientific name: Acalypha reptans). Uses are potted plants, flower beds, hanging baskets. The Japanese name is based on the fact that flower resembles the tail of a cat.
In the same genus, there is "Chenille plant" (scientific Name: Acalypha hspida) which makes flowers similar to this "flower bloom". Chenille plant(A. hispida) is a wooden plants, with a string-like flower hanging down. Inflorescence of Chenille plant (A. Hispida) is longer than Acalypha cat tail . Acalypha cat tail (A. reptans) is a flower version of Chenille plant(A. hispida).

Common name: Acalypha cat tail, Scientific name: Acalypha reptans, aka: Cat tail, Acalypha hispaniolae, Acalypha, summer love, Origin: West Indies, plant height: 20 to 30 cm, leaf shape: ovoid, leaf margin: saw tooth, leaf color: leaf Petal: none, stamen: 8, ovary: 3 rooms, flower color: red · dense peach, Hanaso length: 5 to 6 cm, fruit type: fruit, seed shape: Spherical shape.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Genus
Acalypha
Species
A. reptans
Flower language
Embarrassed (Nov 01)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Greenhouse
Color
Red
Season
AprMayJulAugSepOctNov
Height
20 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
5 ~ 6

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