Acalypha cat tail

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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
Meanings
Embarrassed
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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