Flower Database

Galphimia gracilis

Basic information
Flower Name
Galphimia gracilis
Formal Name
Galphimia glauca
Alias
ゴールド・シャワー, 金虎の尾, Gold Shower, Rain of gold
Habitat
Tropical America, such as Mexico
Morph
Small non-cold-resistant Evergreen shrub
Comment
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
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
100  ~ 150  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2