- Flower nameMedinilla scortechinii
- Scientific nameMedinilla scortechinii
- AliasOrange medinilla
- Place of originPhilippines and the Malay Peninsula.
- Place of floweringOverseas, Subtropical region, Specific area
- Flowering seasonMarch, May, June
What is Medinilla scortechinii
Medinilla scortechinii or Orange medinilla (scientific name: Medinilla scortechinii) is a tropical evergreen vine shrub of the genus Medinilla in the family Melastmataceae, native to the Philippines and the Malay Peninsula.
In its native habitat, it grows wild in mountainous areas. The tree is about 1 meter tall. The leaves are bark chambered, elliptic to oblong-ovate in shape, and grow in pairs. Coral (vermilion-red) cones 15 to 20 cm long grow from the stems and produce many small, orange, wheel-shaped flowers. It is also known as Orange medinilla. The genus name is dedicated to Jose de Medinilla, governor of the Mariana Islands, and the species name is dedicated to Dr. Benedetto Scortechini, an Italian botanist.
Common name: Medinilla scortechinii, scientific name: Medinilla scortechinii, Also known as Orange medinilla, Origin: Philippines to Malay Peninsula, Type of life: tropical evergreen vine shrub, height: 100 cm, Leaf color: dark green; leaf shape: elliptic to oblong-ovate; inflorescence: opposite; inflorescence shape: conical; inflorescence length: 15-20 cm; flower color: orange, Petals: 4, Diameter: 1 cm, Flowering season: March to June, Fruit type: Liquid fruit, Fruit shape: Spherical, Fruit color: Blackish purple, Uses: Greenhouse, Potted.