Oriental bittersweet

Celastrus orbiculatus

  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
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  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Oriental bittersweet
  • Flower name
    Oriental bittersweet
  • Scientific name
    Celastrus orbiculatus
  • AliasJapanese bittersweet, 蔓梅擬
  • Place of originEast Asia
  • Place of floweringLow mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Oriental bittersweet

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.


  • Eye
    Celastrales
  • Family
    Celastraceae
  • Genus
    Celastrus
  • Species
    C. orbiculatus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeWoody deciduous vine
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.6 cm

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