Vincetoxicum acuminatum

Vincetoxicum acuminatum

  • Vincetoxicum acuminatum
  • Vincetoxicum acuminatum
  • Vincetoxicum acuminatum
  • Vincetoxicum acuminatum
  • Flower name
    Vincetoxicum acuminatum
  • Scientific name
    Vincetoxicum 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.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Vincetoxicum
  • Species
    V. acuminatum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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