- Flower nameTricyrtis formosana
- Scientific nameTricyrtis formosana
- Alias台湾杜鵑草, ホトトギス, Tricyrtis formosana
- Place of originTaiwan
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Wetlands, Low mountains
- Flowering seasonSeptember, October
What is Tricyrtis formosana
Tricyrtis formosana (scientific name: Tricyrtis formosana), is a perennial herb native to Taiwan, belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. The flower petals are trumpet-shaped and swell to two at the base. This is an autumn-flowering species. The genus name Tricyrtis is a combination of the Greek words tri- (3) and kyrtos (cave), while the species name formosana means "of Taiwan.
Common name: Tricyrtis formosana, scientific name: Tricyrtis formosana, native to Taiwan, habitat distribution: Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan, Height: 25-80 cm, Phyllotaxis: alternate
habitat: along valleys in mountainous areas, life form: perennial herb, leaf color: green, leaf shape: broadly oval, stem-hugging, leafiness: hairless, flowering site: leaf axils at stem apex or top, flower diameter: 2 cm, flower length: 2 cm, flower color: white to light purple with reddish-purple spots inside; corolla shape: trumpet-shaped and upturned; number of petals: 6; flowering season: September to October, Fruit type: capsule; fruit shape: lanceolate; remarks: Tricyrtis is a 3-tuberculate, insect-mediated flower.