- Flower nameVincetoxicum acuminatum
- Scientific nameVincetoxicum acuminatum
- AliasVincetoxicum acuminatum, 草橘
- Place of originJapan, Korea and China
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering seasonJune, July
What is Vincetoxicum acuminatum
Vincetoxicum acuminatum (Scientific name: Vincetoxicum acuminatum) is a perennial herb of the genus Vincetoxicum in the family Apocynaceae, native to Japan, Korea and China. It grows wild in grasslands and forests in the mountains of Kanto and westward to Shikoku. It grows wild in grasslands and forests in the mountains of Kanto and western Japan to Shikoku. In summer, flower stalks emerge from the leaf axils at the tops of upright stems and many inflorescences appear at the tips. The corolla is white with five lobes at the tip and a light yellow secondary corolla. When the flowers are over, the fruit is a sack, and when ripe, it splits open to release a hairy seed.
Common bame:Vincetoxicum acuminatum, Scientific name: Vincetoxicum acuminatum, Plant height: 30-60 cm; petiole length: 5-15 cm; leaf blade length: 5-13 cm; leaf width: 3-5 cm; leaf shape: ovate to oblong-ovate; leaf margin: entire. Leaf blade: 5-15 cm; leaf blade length: 5-13 cm; leaf width: 3-5 cm; leaf shape: ovate to elliptic; leaf margin: entire; flowering season: June-July; flower color: white; flower diameter: 2 cm; corolla: light yellow; fruit: bag fruit; fruit length: 5 cm.