Red small fruits are like a string of beads
- Flower nameRivina
- Scientific nameRivina humilis
- Alias数珠珊瑚, Rivina
- Place of originMexico and Brazil tropical America
- Place of floweringGarden, Greenhouse
- Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October
What is Rivina
Rivina humilis( scientific name: Rivina humili,) is a semi-vine, shade-tolerant, non-cold-hardy, evergreen shrub of the family Phytolaccaceae, native to tropical America, including Mexico and Brazil. Its scientific name is Rivina, and it is also known as Rouge plant because of its red fruits, Baby pipper because of its small red pepper-like fruits, and Blood berry because of its fresh blood-like fruits. It is a semi-vine with a rapidly growing stem. The leaves are glossy, dark green and ovate to broadly lanceolate. It will continue to bloom for many years in a greenhouse. The flower stalk bears many white flowers (actually sepals) and red fruits that resemble small tomatoes. These white five-petal flowers are not petals, but five sepals. The white sepals have a pinkish tip and look like buds when closed, but when opened, they resemble small white orchids.
After flowering, the fruit is glossy and changes color from white to pink to red. When ripe, the small red fruit looks like a small tomato on a branch. Unlike tomatoes, however, the fruits are poisonous and should not be eaten.
The name of the flower comes from the beads of red fruits that look like "coral beads" made by polishing coral. The language of flowers is "dedicated attitude.
Common name: Rivina, scientific name: Rivina humili, aka: rouge plant, baby pipper, blood berry, origin: Mexico, Brazil, United States, height: 50-100 cm, leaf shape: oval to broad lanceolate, leaf arrangement: alternate, margin: wavy, inflorescence length: 5-8 cm, flower diameter:0.3~0.4cm, fruit diameter:0.5cm, color: white, fruit color: red, yellow, purple, flowering: anniversary (mainly, from June to October).