Flower NameGalphimia gracilis
Formal NameGalphimia glauca
Aliasゴールド・シャワー, 金虎の尾, Gold Shower, Rain of gold
HabitatTropical America, such as Mexico
MorphSmall non-cold-resistant Evergreen shrub
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.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Flowering placeGreenhouse (sub-) Tropical area
SeasonMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height100 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter1 ~ 2