- Flower nameMedinilla magnifica
- Scientific nameMedinilla magnifica
- Aliasオオバヤドリノボタン, 大葉宿野牡丹
- Place of originPhilippines
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Overseas, Subtropical region, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJuly, August
What is Medinilla magnifica
Medinilla magnifica ( scientific name: Medinilla magnifica) is a nonchill-tolerant evergreen small shrub of the genus Medinilla in the family Medinaceae, native to the Philippines. It is also known as the "big-leaf lodgepole peony. The tree is 100-150 cm tall and well branched. The stems are winged and rectangular, with large peach-colored bracts attached to long flower stalks that emerge from the stem tops in July and August. Inside the bracts are clustered, branched conical inflorescences (flower clusters) with dozens of small, spherical flowers hanging down from them. The petals are peach-colored, the stamen anthers are pale blue-purple, and the florets are yellow. The genus name "Medinilla" is a dedication to Jose de Medinilla, governor of the Mariana Islands, and the species name "Magnifica" means "large. There is a Japanese garden variety called "Hinotori," which has red flowers.
Common name: Medinilla magnifica, scientific name: Medinilla magnifica, also known as "big-leafed peony", Place of origin: Philippines, Life form: non cold hardy evergreen small shrub, Height: 100-150 cm, Leaf color: dark green, Leaf shape: ovate to elliptic, Leaf blade: 20-30 cm, Inflorescence: opposite, Inflorescence form: conical, Inflorescence length: 20-50 cm, Flower color: pink, red, Corolla shape: 5 petals, Number of petals: 5, Flower diameter: 1-2 cm, Flowering season July-August; fruit type: liquid fruit; fruit shape: spherical; fruit diameter: 1 cm; fruit color: blackish purple; uses: greenhouse, potted, garden.