- Flower nameStrobilanthes cusia
- Scientific nameStrobilanthes cusia
- Alias琉球藍, イエー, Assam indigo
- Place of origin Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and the Indochina Peninsula
- Place of floweringSubtropical region, Okinawa
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February
What is Strobilanthes cusia
Strobilanthes cusia, Assam indigo or Ryukyu Ai (scientific name: Strobilanthes cusia) is an evergreen shrub belonging to the family Acanthaceae, native to Japan, Taiwan, China, India, and the Indochina Peninsula. In Japan, it grows naturally in Okinawa. The Okinawan name is ya. In winter, a flower-like inflorescence is extended from the tip of the stem, and a light purple flower with a funnel-like tip and five split ends blooms.
By applying leaves or roots to a poultice or decoction, it is said to be effective against tumors, insect bites, detoxification, and oral inflammation. It is also an indigo dye.
Common name: Strobilanthes cusia, scientific name: Strobilanthes cusia, also known as: Assam indigo, place of origin: Japan, Taiwan, China, Indochina, classification name: plant world angiosperms , Tree height: 50-200 cm, Living type: Evergreen shrub, Leaf length: 10-20 cm, Leaf width: 3-8 cm, Inflorescence: Antibiotic, Leaf shape: cocoon or folding needle shape, Leaf edge: Bottom Upper part with serrated edge, inflorescence: spikes, place where flowers come out: leaf buds, flower color: flower shape: funnel-shaped with 5 split ends, light purple, flower diameter: 2.5 cm, flowering period: January to February , Number of stamens: 4.