Parsonsia laevigata

Parsonsia barbata

  • Parsonsia laevigata
  • Parsonsia laevigata
  • Parsonsia laevigata
  • Parsonsia laevigata
  • Flower name
    Parsonsia laevigata
  • Scientific name
    Parsonsia 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.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Parsonsia
  • Species
    P. laevigata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typesub-shrub-like vine perennial plant
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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