Pinguicula gigantea

Pinguicula gigantea

  • Pinguicula gigantea
  • Pinguicula gigantea
  • Pinguicula gigantea
  • Pinguicula gigantea
  • Flower name
    Pinguicula gigantea
  • Scientific name
    Pinguicula 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.


  • Eye
    Scrophulariales
  • Family
    Lentibulariaceae
  • Genus
    Pinguicula
  • Species
    P. gigantea
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Violet
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life type insectivorous violet
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 10.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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