Warszewiczia coccinea

Warszewiczia coccinea

  • Warszewiczia coccinea
  • Warszewiczia coccinea
  • Flower name
    Warszewiczia coccinea
  • Scientific name
    Warszewiczia coccinea
  • Aliasワイルドポインセチア, 猩々虎の尾, プライド・オブ・トリニダード・トバゴ, Wild poinsettia, Warszewiczia coccinea
  • Place of origin
  • Place of floweringSeashore
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August
  • Language of flowersPure

What is Warszewiczia coccinea

Warszewiczia coccinea or Wild poinsettia (scientific name: Warszewiczia coccinea) is a tropical evergreen shrub in the genus Warszewiczia of the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical America, including Mexico and the West Indies. It grows wild in moist forests at altitudes up to 2,000 meters.
The Japanese name is derived from "Shojo" (red) and "Toranoo" (tiger's tail) because of its long inflorescence. The plant is different from other plants in the Torano-o family.

What looks like a red flower is a bract.
The root has an anise flavor and is believed to have aphrodisiac and anti-cancer properties. The leaves are oblong and drooping. What looks like a flower is a red calyx and the real flower is a small yellow one.
The genus name 'Warszewiczia' is a dedication to the Polish plant collector Dr. J. Warszewicz. The species name 'coccinea' means "red" in Latin.
There are two garden varieties: Double chaconia, which has two rows of bracts, and David Auyong, which has double flowers with two rows of bracts.
The national flower of Trinidad and Tobago is the 'David Auyong', which was in bloom on August 31, the day the country gained independence from Great Britain.

Information on Drosophila melanogaster
Common name: Drosophila davidii, scientific name: Warszewiczia coccinea, also known as wild poinsettia, Warszewiczia coccinea, chaconia, and Pride of Trinidad and Tobago, Taxonomic name: Pride of Trinidad and Tobago, Classification: Plantae: Angiosperms, Euphorbiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Tropical America including Mexico and West Indies, Height: 3 to 6 m, Width: 15 to 25 cm, Petiole length: 2.5 cm, Leaf length: green 5 cm; leaf color: green; leaf shape: oblong-oval; leaf length: 5-60 cm; leaf width: 10-23 cm; leaf margin: fully margined and wavy; inflorescence: opposite; inflorescence: apical; inflorescence length: 60-80 cm; inflorescence width: 3 cm; calyx color: red/red (12 cm long, leaf width: 4 cm); true flowers: yellow-orange (5 small petals 0.6-0.8 cm long + 2 column heads); flowering season: local: annual (April-August); fruit type: capsule; bird-borne flower: hummingbird; use: ornamental.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    W. coccinea
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typetropical evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsRed Yellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height300.0 ~ 800.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 1.0 cm

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