- Flower namePinguicula gigantea
- Scientific namePinguicula gigantea
- AliasPinguicula gigantea, ピンギキュラ・ギガンテア, The Giant Butterwort
- Place of origin Oaxaca, Mexico
- Place of floweringGreenhouse
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Pinguicula gigantea
Pinguicula gigantea or The Giant Butterwort (scientific name: Pinguicula gigantea) is a species of insectivorous violet native to Oaxaca, Mexico, in the genus Pinguicula. It is native to tropical high mountains. It is the world's largest insect violet, with rosette-shaped rhizomatous leaves up to 30 cm in diameter. The leaves secrete a sticky fluid on their upper and lower surfaces, which traps small insects such as ants, mosquitoes and fruit flies and dissolves them for nourishment. In summer, a thin flower stalk grows and produces light purple violet-like flowers. The flowers have two lobes on the upper lip and three lobes on the lower lip, with a long, pointed thallus at the base.
Common name: Pinguicula gigantea, scientific name: Pinguicula gigantea, aka: The Giant Butterwort, Grass height: 10 cm, Leaf length: 10-30 cm, Leaf shape: oblong-ovate, Leaf shape: oblong; margin: entire; texture: soft and slightly thick; sepals: lobed, 5-lipped; flower color: pale purple; corolla shape: violet-like, Flower diameter: 1-1.5 cm; Flowering season: June-August.