- Flower nameCombretum indicum
- Scientific nameCombretum indicum
- AliasCombretum indicum
- Place of originSoutheast Asia such as India to the Malay Peninsula and Java Island
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September
What is Combretum indicum
Combretum indicum, Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon creeper, or Sikunshi (scientific name: Combretum indicum) is native to Southeast Asia such as India to the Malay Peninsula and Java Island and is an evergreen vine shrub belonging to the family Combretaceae. The leaves are oval and pointed. There are sharp thorns in the vine, and they pierce them by piercing them with other objects. The flowers bloom in the evening, and are white flowers at the beginning, but they turn pink on the second day and red on the third day. The flower has a long cylindrical shape and the tip splits 5 times. The flowers that begin to bloom have a fragrance. After the flower, an oval fruit ripens and becomes dark brown. Roots, seeds and fruits are decocted and used as a herbal medicine for parasite control.
Generic name: Combretum indicum, Scientific name: Combretum indicum, aka:Chinese honeysuckle, Rangoon creeper, or Sikunshi, Leaf shape: Oval, leaf length: 7-15 cm , Phyllodes: opposite, leaf margin: whole margin, flowering period: May to September, inflorescence form: umbel, flower diameter: 2 to 4 cm, flower color: white (evening) → pink (day 2) → Red (day 3), vine length: 2.5-8 m, fruit type: drupe, fruit color: dark brown, use: ornamental (flower), seeds are herbs such as anthelmintics.