Hot Lips

Psychotria poeppigiana

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  • Flower name
    Hot Lips
  • Scientific name
    Psychotria poeppigiana
  • AliasKiss of Jungle, Sore-mouth Bush, 熱い唇, sore-mouth bush, Hot Lips, Psychotria poeppigiana, ホットリップ, hotlip
  • Place of originTropical Americas, from Mexico to North of Argentina
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMarch

What is Hot Lips

Hot Lips (scientific name:Psychotria poeppigiana) is a shrub of the Rubiaceae family which is native to tropical rain forests of Central and South America, such as Colombia. Also known as Kiss of Jungle, and Sore-mouth Bush (Stomatitis Tree). It looks like a red lip, and it is always green, but it turns red when the flowering time approaches. The flowers are in this bract.

General name: Hot Lip, Scientific name: Psychotria poeppigiana, aka: Hot Lips, Hot Lips, Kiss of Jungle, Sore-mouth Bush (Stomatitis Tree), Origin: Tropical America in Mexico to Argentina Living Environment: Rain forest, Living Type: Large shrub, Tree height: 1-2 m, Leaves: Single leaf, Phylogeny: To life, Leaf edge: Full edge, Inflorescence: Compound Agarose inflorescence, corolla: car-shaped, with 5 tips at the tip, flower color: pale yellow, flowering stage: March, cocoon shape: short cylinder, number of stamens: 5, ovaries: 2, flower diameter: fruit type: berries, Fruit color: blue, fruit shape: egg round / spherical, reproduction: insect and flower of butterfly and hummingbird, use: ornamental, medicinal herb.


  • Eye
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Rubiaceae
  • Genus
    Psychotria
  • Species
    P. poeppigiana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Compound scape inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Wheel-shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeLarge shrub
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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