Trochetia boutoniana

Trochetia boutoniana

the national flower : Mauritius

  • Trochetia boutoniana
  • Trochetia boutoniana
  • Flower name
    Trochetia boutoniana
  • Scientific name
    Trochetia boutoniana
  • AliasTrochetia-boutoniana, トロチェティア, トロセティア
  • Place of originendemic to the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius)
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Horticultural species, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October
  • Language of flowersCompassion

What is Trochetia boutoniana

Trochetia boutoniana (scientific name: Trochetia boutoniana) is a shrub of the mallow family Malvaceae endemic to the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius), and was chosen as the national flower when Mauritius became a Republic on March 12, 1992. It grows wild on the mountainous dress of Mount Le Morne (556 m above sea level) on Le Morne Brabant, a peninsula located at the southwestern tip of Mauritius. The tree is 2 to 3 meters tall. The leaves are ovate to elliptic. The petals are asymmetrical, and the flowers are orange with a reddish tinge and bloom from June to October. The nectar is scarlet. The Mauritius Ornate Gecko (Phelsuma ornata), a gecko with red dotted lines on a green background, hummingbirds (Trichilus polytmus) and bees (Bees) are pollinators and nectar feeders. It is depicted on a postage stamp of Mauritius. After flowering, a spherical capsule is produced with about 10 spherical black seeds inside.

The genus Trochetia

There are six species in the genus Trochetia.
Trochetia parviflora (Mauritius, endangered)
T. boutoniana - Mauritius, endangered
T. blackburniana-Mauritius, endangered
T. uniflora-Mauritius, endangered
T. triflora-Mauritius
T. granulata - found in La Reunion

Common name: Trochetia boutoniana, scientific name: Trochetia boutoniana, also known as boucle d'oreille (Creole), Trochetia, Height: 2 to 3 m, Leaf shape Oval to elliptic, Flower color: orange with reddish tinge, Flowering season: June to October, Fruit type: capsule, Fruit shape: spherical, Seed: 10 black seeds.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    T. boutoniana
  • Type of flower
    Non-symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeshrub
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorBrown Green
  • Height200.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 6.0 cm

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