Peliosanthes macrostegia

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    Peliosanthes macrostegia @ Greenhouse of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Peliosanthes macrostegia
Formal Name
Peliosanthes macrostegia
Alias
Peliosanthes macrostegia, Peliosanthes arisanensis
Habitat
Taiwan, China
Morph
Evergreen perennial grass

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What is Peliosanthes macrostegia

Peliosanthes macrostegia (scientific name: Peliosanthes macrostegia) is an evergreen perennial in the family Asparagaceae native to Taiwan and China. In spring and early summer, racemes inflorescence extends from the flower stalk and produces purple petals with small yellow-tipped small fishing bell-shaped flowers pointing downward. The spherical blue fruits are sparsely formed after flowering. The broad, elongated, oval leaves stand out. The name of the flower comes from Alishan in Taiwan, the place of origin. It is similar to Cast-iron Plant(Haran, scientific name:Aspidistra elatior), but it is a different genus.

Common name: Peliosanthes macrostegia, Scientific name: Peliosanthes macrostegia, synonym: Peliosanthes arisanensis, Place of origin: Taiwan, environment: forest, Living type: evergreen perennial, plant height: 30 to 50 cm, Leaf shape: elliptical, Petiole length: 20 cm, Leaf width: 7 cm, Inflorescence: racemes, Flower color: Purple with yellow petal tips, Flower shape: bell-shaped;Flowers bloom: downward; flowering season: April to June; flower diameter: 1 cm; fruit shape: spherical, fruit color: blue, fruiting season: July to September; use: underplanting in greenhouses.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Asparagaceae
Genus
Peliosanthes
Species
P. macrostegia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Gardenfoliage plant
Color
Violet
Season
AprMayJun
Height
30 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
0.7 ~ 1

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