Torenia formosa

Torenia concolor var. formosa

  • Torenia formosa
  • Torenia formosa
  • Flower name
    Torenia formosa
  • Scientific name
    Torenia concolor var. formosa
  • Aliasコツルウリクサ, 蔓瓜草
  • Place of origin India, China, Taiwan, and Japan
  • Place of floweringGarden, Park, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonOctober, November

What is Torenia formosa

Torenia formosa (scientific name: Torenia concolor var. formosa) is a creeping perennial herb native to India, China, Taiwan, and Japan, and belonging to the family Linderniaceae. It produces small purple flowers from the leaf axils on creeping slender stems. It is listed as an endangered species (EN), and several native habitats have been confirmed on Amami-Oshima Island. In the same genus, there is Torenia(T. fournieri) .

Common name: Torenia formosa, scientific name: Torenia concolor var. formosa,also known as Cottonwoods, habitat: India to China and Taiwan, Japan from Amami-oshima Island to Okinawa, environment: lowlands, stem: slender and creeping, stem length Stem length: 15-30 cm, Leaf length: 3 cm, Leaf shape: rounded triangular, Inflorescence: opposite, Leaf color: green, Leaf margin: serrate, Inflorescence form: single, Flower length: 2.5 cm, Flower color: purple, Flowering season: summer, Corolla shape: tubular, lip-shaped (upper lip: erect with 2 lobes, lower lip: large with 3 lobes), Fruit type: capsule, Category IA, Endangered on the Red List by Ministry of the Environment Endangered.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    T. concolor var. formosana
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typecreeping perennial herb
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height15.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.5 cm

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