Lipstick tree

Bixa orellana

  • Lipstick tree
  • Lipstick tree
  • Flower name
    Lipstick tree
  • Scientific 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
  • Place of originAmazon basin
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October, November

What is Lipstick tree

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.


  • Eye
    Malvales
  • Family
    Bixaceae
  • Genus
    Bixa
  • Species
    B. orellana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 900.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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