Flower Database

Lipstick tree

Basic information
Flower Name
Lipstick tree
Formal Name
Bixa orellana
Alias
リップスティック・ツリー, Lipstick tree, 紅の木, Achiote, Annatto Tree, Bixa orellana
Habitat
Amazon basin
Morph
Evergreen shrub
Comment
Lipstick-tree (Lipstick tree, scientific name:Bixa orellana) is native to the Amazon basin, annatto, Department of annatto genus of evergreen shrubs. Stretch panicles from branches, a number of pink flowers. The Red cute fruit grows bushy hairs there together. Red dye called annatto (Annatto) is picked from the seed of the fruit, edible and industrial used as a natural food coloring. Once the native Americans in body paint was used.
Generic name: Lipstick tree, scientific name:Bixa orellana, also known as: annatto, Achiote, Annatto Tree, Bixa orellana, origin: Amazon River basin (tropical America), height: 5-9 m, color: peach, fruit color: red.
Detailed information
Order
Malvales
Family
Bixaceae
Genus
Bixa
Species
B. orellana
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Pink, White
Season
Aug Sep Oct Nov
Height
500  ~ 900  [cm]
Diameter
5  ~ 6