Succulent Sesame

Uncarina grandidieri

  • Succulent Sesame
  • Succulent Sesame
  • Succulent Sesame
  • Succulent Sesame
  • Succulent Sesame
  • Succulent Sesame
  • Flower name
    Succulent Sesame
  • Scientific name
    Uncarina grandidieri
  • Aliasシャンプーの木, Uncarina, Uncarina grandidieri, ライオン殺しの木, Succulent Sesame, ウンカリナ
  • Place of originMadagascar 
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonApril, May

What is Succulent Sesame

Succulent Sesame, a scientific name: Uncarina grandidieri, is a fallen leaves shrub of the department Pedaliaceae Uncarina genus growing wild in the Malagasy desert zone. It is a flower all day long. The gamopetalous flower of the yellow pipe-formed flower is divided into five at the top and the throat region is dark violet. Fruit has an uncus pick-formed rising and does not readily fall out when it sticks.The lion which ate a splinter of the fruit could not take a splinter out of the mouth and couldnot take in food and died. So it is called lion homicide. In addition, it is called a tree of the Malagasy shampoo by another name because It does the viscous liquid which appears when it dips the leaf into the water and rub it as a substitute for shampoo.

Generic name: Succulent Sesame, scientific name: Uncarina grandidieri, place of origin: Madagascar, environment: Dry desert zone, an ecotype: Fallen leaves small treesi, height of the tree: 1-7 m, leaf shape: The tip is 3 crack, inflorescence form in a wider ellipse: A panicle, a gamopetalous flower, the place where the flower appears: An axil, corolla form: It is 5 tip crack裂, flower diameter with form of pipe: 5cm, anthesis: For from April to May, it is a color of a flower: A voice department is dark purple, a fruit type with yellow: It is the fruit with the splinter in a nut: 2-3 cm, fruit form: Uncus nail existence such as the sea urchin.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    U. grandidieri
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    Feather shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeDeciduous small trees
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 700.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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