Aeschynanthus pulcher

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    Aeschynanthus pulcher @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden
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    Aeschynanthus pulcher @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden
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    Aeschynanthus pulcher @ Tsukuba Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Aeschynanthus pulcher
Formal Name
Aeschynanthus pulcher
Aeschynanthus pulcher, Aeschynanthus, Dark Red Lipstick Plant
Malay Peninsula and Java Island
evergreen climbing shrub


What is Aeschynanthus pulcher

Aeschynanthus pulcher (Dark Red Lipstick Plant,Lipstick Plant) is an evergreen vines and shrubs of the family Gesneriaceae native to Malay Peninsula and Java Island. Green leaves are egg-shaped and, in the opposite. Shoot apical meristems and axillary give little red tubular flowers each number rings. The corolla 2 crack up and down, and the lower lip is three-lobed upper lip, 2 crack. Stamens appears longer than the corolla. Greenhouse cultivated in Japan since the anniversary of flowering. Because pituitary and locally are epiphytes in trees, hanging potted plant is common in Japan.
The genus name "Aeschynanthus" is "aischuno" (shameful) + "anthos" (flower), the specific epithet name "pulcher" is "beautiful". The flower language is "ashamed."

Common name: Aeschynanthus pulcher (Dark Red Lipstick Plant,Lipstick Plant), Scientific name: Aeschynanthus pulcher, Synonym: Aeschynanthus boschianus, aka: Dark Red Lipstick Plant, Eeschynanthus boschianus, Vanden Boschs Aeschynanthus, Place of Origin: Malay Peninsula and Java Island, Life style: Evergreen Shrub, Grass appearance: drooping, Stems: Slender, Plant Length: 10-100 cm, Leaf Color: Green, Leaf Shape: Oval, Leave sphyllotaxis: Ovative, leaf blade length: 5 to 10 cm, bisexual flower, bilaterally symmetrical flowers, joint flowers, inflorescence type: simple, flower length: 3 to 5 cm, flower diameter: 2 to 3 cm, flower shape: tubular, flower color: red, corolla: tube Shaped with a flower and a tip with two tears in the upper and lower lip shape, the upper lip is 2 clefts, the lower lip 3 ruptures, the lower lip is longer than the corolla with 4 pieces, the ovary: 1, Blooming period: May-September, origin, and in the Japanese greenhouse anniversary, the part where the flower adheres: the tip of the stem and the axil of the stalk, how to add flowers: several pieces, fruit: capsule and ripens fruit, seeds: large number, use: hanging potted plant.

Detailed information

A. boschianus
Flower language
Shame ()
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Leaf type
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical areaBotanic garden
10 ~ 100 [cm]
2 ~ 3

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