Manettia luteorubra

Manettia luteorubra

  • Manettia luteorubra
  • Manettia luteorubra
  • Manettia luteorubra
  • Manettia luteorubra
  • Flower name
    Manettia luteorubra
  • Scientific name
    Manettia luteorubra
  • Aliasマネッティア, Firecracker vine, ファイアークラッカー・バイン, Brazilian firecracker, ブラジリアン・ファイアークラッカー, Manettia inflata, Manettia, アラゲカエンソウ, 粗毛火焔草
  • Place of originParaguay-Uruguay
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October, November

What is Manettia luteorubra

Manettia luteorubra , firecracker vine or Brazilian firecracker (scientific name: Manettia luteorubra) is a non-tolerant, evergreen vine perennial plant native to Paraguay-Uruguay, in the family Rubiaceae. It has hairs on the stem, underside of the leaves, and on the corolla. It produces small, tubular, dark-orange flowers with contrasting yellow tips in summer and autumn. The flowers are aromatic, and the tips of the flowers are slightly widened with four shallow lobes, making them look like they are talking. It was introduced to Japan in the Edo period (1603-1868) and was named "arage kaenso" (rough-haired flame plant) because the corolla has coarse hairs and the shape of the flower reminds one of a candle flame. It is originally a summer plant and is not sensitive to cold, but the color and shape of the flowers resemble Christmas lights, so it is sold even in winter. Since it is a vine, it is potted to be moved around in a lantern style. The genus name "Manettia" is a dedication to Mr. Manetti, Director of the Botanical Garden in Florence, Italy. The species name "luteorubra" is a coined word from "luteo" (pale yellow) and "rubra" (red).

Common name: Manettia luteorubra, Scientific name: Manettia luteorubra, Scientific name 2: Manettia inflata, aka: Manettia inflata, Firecracker vine, Brazilian firecracker, Origin: Paraguay, Uruguay, Life Form: Non-cold-hardy vine,
Leaf shape: ovate to ovate-lanceolate, Leaf inflorescence: alternate, leaflets: with, corolla shape: tubular; corolla length: 2 to 3 cm; flower diameter: 1 to 2 cm, Flower diameter: 1 to 2 cm, Flowering season: June to November, Flower color: Orange, Yellow, Use: Potted plants.


  • Eye
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Genus
    Manettia
  • Species
    M. luteorubra
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typenon-tolerant, evergreen vine perennial plant
  • Flower colorsOrange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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