Flower Database

Succulent Sesame

Basic information
Flower Name
Succulent Sesame
Formal Name
Uncarina grandidieri
Alias
シャンプーの木, Uncarina, Uncarina grandidieri, ライオン殺しの木, Succulent Sesame
Habitat
Madagascar 
Morph
Deciduous small trees
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Lamiales
Family
Pedaliaceae
Genus
Uncarina
Species
U. grandidieri
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Cylinder
Leaf type
Pinnate
Leaf edge
incision
Flowering place
Botanic garden
Color
Yellow
Season
Apr May
Height
100  ~ 700  [cm]
Diameter
5  ~ 5