- Flower nameGmelina hystrix
- Scientific nameGmelina hystrix
- AliasGmelina hystrix, 黄花瓔珞, トゲヨウラク, 刺瓔珞, Hedgehog bush, Snapdragon tree, Parrot's Beak
- Place of originIndia, the Philippines and Thailand
- Place of floweringGarden, Greenhouse, Subtropical region, Bonsai, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October, November
What is Gmelina hystrix
Gmelina hystrix, Parrot's Beak, Hedgehog bush or Snapdragon tree (Gmelina hystrix) is a tropical evergreen shrub of the genus Gmelina in the family Verbenaceae, native to India, the Philippines and Thailand. From spring to autumn, it produces yellow tubular flowers under brown bracts on a drooping inflorescence. The tips of the corolla are lobed four times.
Common name: Gmelina japonica, scientific name: Gmelina hystrix, synonym: Gmelina philippensis, also known as Gmelina joniaonia, Hedgehog bush, Snapdragon tree, Place of Origin：India, Philippines, Thailand, Type of Life：Tropical evergreen shrub, Tree Height：2～3m, Leaf Height：3～9cm, Leaf Width：2～4.5cm, Leaf Shape：Lanceolate to oblong, Leaf Color：Green, Leaf Edge：Full edge, Inflorescence：Petalous, Inflorescence: racemose; inflorescence length: 10-15 cm; flower color: yellow; flower shape: tubular; corolla length: 5-6 cm, Flower Inflorescence: tubular, corolla length: 5-6 cm, corolla diameter: 2.5-3 cm, flowering season: May-November, fruit type: kernel, uses: potted and medicinal.