Flower Database

Oriental bittersweet

Basic information
Flower Name
Oriental bittersweet
Formal Name
Celastrus orbiculatus
Alias
Japanese bittersweet, 蔓梅擬
Habitat
East Asia
Morph
Woody deciduous vine
Comment
Oriental bittersweet, scientific name:Celastrus orbiculatus , is a woody deciduous vine of the genus Celastrus, Department of Celastraceae native to East Asia include Japan. In Japan it grows from Hokkaido to Okinawa. Bloom many pale yellow flowers in late spring, the leaves axil. In autumn, small yellow fruits are formed, the skin is split into three, and seeds covered with a bright orange or red temporary seed coat appear from inside. Japanese is a vine plant, which resembles the ume (plum) and was named.
Common name: Celastrus orbiculatus , scientific name:Celastrus orbiculatus, aka Nichido bittersweet, origin: East Asia, Habitat: Japan's Hokkaido to Okinawa, environment: wild, living type: deciduous Woody vines, plant: vine: hairless, vine skin color: purple purplish brown, leaf: oval, leaf: fine serrated, phyllotaxis: alternate, leaf color: green → yellow (autumn), dioecious, radial symmetry, ovary: top, flower color: pale yellow-green, inflorescences form: cymose inflorescences, Number of petals: five, sepals: five,: number of stamens five, flowering: May-June, fruit color: yellow, fruit type capsule and ripens fruit, fruit color pale yellow, formal coat color: red, breeding: bird, uses: trees, hedges, flower arrangement, decoration, bird feeding.
Detailed information
Order
Celastrales
Family
Celastraceae
Genus
Celastrus
Species
C. orbiculatus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Low mountain
Color
Green
Season
May Jun
Height
200  ~ 500  [cm]
Diameter
0.3  ~ 0.6