- Flower nameParsonsia laevigata
- Scientific nameParsonsia barbata
- Alias蓬莱鏡, Parsonsia laevigata, Parsonsia barbata
- Place of originSri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India
- Place of floweringGreenhouse, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What is Parsonsia laevigata
Parsonsia laevigata, or Hourai kagami (scientific name: Parsonsia laevigata) is a slightly larger sub-shrub-like vine perennial plant of the family Apocynaceae, native to Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India. In Japan, it grows naturally on the coast of Okinawa Islands. The base of the stem is woody. The leaf color is green, the single leaf, the cortex is cortical and glossy, the leaf shape is oval to wide ellipse, and there is no sawtooth on the leaf edge, and it is opposite. The tip of the leaf can be blunt, concave, or sharp, and the base can be circular or cusp. The herb is toxic and does not eat other organisms, but it is considered to be a larval herb of the giant spotted moth. Idea leuconoe lays one egg on each leaf. The poison contained in the herb is preserved in the body to protect it from external enemies. The flowering season is a year-round, and many florets with a light yellow color and five deep tips are produced through the inflorescence from the leaves. The fruit that bears fruit after flowering is about 8 cm.
Common name: Parsonsia laevigata, scientific name: Parsonsia barbata = Parsonsia laevigata, aka: Hourai kagami, habitat distribution: Kikaijima, Tokunoshima and Okinawa Islands in Japan, living environment : Coastal coastline, Living type: Slightly large sub-shrub-like perennial, plant height: 5 m, leaf color: green, leaf quality: cortical and shiny, leaf shape: oval to wide oval, inflorescence: antibiotic, leaf Length: 6-8.5 cm, leaf width: 3-6.5 cm, leaf edge: full edge, leaf tip: blunt, concave, sharp, leaf base: circular, cuspid leaf Leaf type: single leaf, flowering : Year round, flower color: light yellow, inflorescence form: cyme, small flower form: Takatsuki (standing tray), flowering place: leaf bud, flower diameter: 7 mm, corolla form: 5 deep cracks at the tip, fruit form: legume, fruit length : 8 cm, Remarks: Idea leuconoe's herb, poisonous plant.