Flower NameSucculent Sesame
Formal NameUncarina grandidieri
Aliasシャンプーの木, Uncarina, Uncarina grandidieri, ライオン殺しの木, Succulent Sesame
MorphDeciduous small trees
Succulent Sesame, a scientific name: Uncarina grandidieri, is a fallen leaves shrub of the department Pedaliaceae Uncarina genus growing wild in the Malagasy desert zone. It is a flower all day long. The gamopetalous flower of the yellow pipe-formed flower is divided into five at the top and the throat region is dark violet. Fruit has an uncus pick-formed rising and does not readily fall out when it sticks.The lion which ate a splinter of the fruit could not take a splinter out of the mouth and couldnot take in food and died. So it is called lion homicide. In addition, it is called a tree of the Malagasy shampoo by another name because It does the viscous liquid which appears when it dips the leaf into the water and rub it as a substitute for shampoo.
Generic name: Succulent Sesame, scientific name: Uncarina grandidieri, place of origin: Madagascar, environment: Dry desert zone, an ecotype: Fallen leaves small treesi, height of the tree: 1-7 m, leaf shape: The tip is 3 crack, inflorescence form in a wider ellipse: A panicle, a gamopetalous flower, the place where the flower appears: An axil, corolla form: It is 5 tip crack裂, flower diameter with form of pipe: 5cm, anthesis: For from April to May, it is a color of a flower: A voice department is dark purple, a fruit type with yellow: It is the fruit with the splinter in a nut: 2-3 cm, fruit form: Uncus nail existence such as the sea urchin.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flowering placeBotanic garden
Height100 ~ 700 [cm]
Diameter5 ~ 5