Galphimia gracilis

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    Galphimia gracilis @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Galphimia gracilis @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Galphimia gracilis @ Singapore Botanic Gardens
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    Galphimia gracilis @ Singapore Botanic Gardens

Basic information

Flower Name
Galphimia gracilis
Formal Name
Galphimia glauca
Alias
Gold Shower, Rain of gold
Habitat
Tropical America, such as Mexico
Morph
Small non-cold-resistant Evergreen shrub

Comment

What is Galphimia gracilis

Galphimia glauca is a small non-cold-resistant evergreen shrub in the family Malpighiaceae native to tropical America, such as Mexico. In late spring to autumn, the raceme is extended to produce many small yellow five-petaled flowers. The leaves are egg-shaped and bright green. In Japan, it blooms in greenhouses, while in the place of origin it blooms annually. The same family has acerola.

Common name: Galphimia glauca, scientific name:Galphimia glauca, aka: Gold shower, Rain of gold, Place of origin: Tropical America, such as Mexico, Living type: Standing non-cold-tolerant evergreen small shrub, Tree height: 1 - 1.5 m, Leaf shape: egg-shaped, Leaf color: light green (front), light gray (back), Inflorescence: alternate, Flower color: yellow, Flower diameter: 1-2 cm, Inflorescence: raceme, Inflorescence length: 15 cm, Number of petals: 5, Flowering period: May - October (perennial in the origin), Fruit type: capsule, Use: plant, terminal plant.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Malpighiaceae
Genus
Galphimia
Species
G. gracilis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Greenhouse(sub-) Tropical area
Color
Yellow
Season
MayJunJulAugSepOct
Height
100 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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