Reineckea carnea

Family Ruscaceae
Scientific name Reineckea carnea (Andrews) Kunth
Synonyms Reineckea carnea var. rubra H. Léveillé; Reineckea ovata Z. Y. Zhu; Reineckea yunnanensis W. W. Smith; Sansevieria carnea Andrews; Sansevieria sessiliflora Ker Gawler
Common name (Japanese common name) kichijou-sou (キチジョウソウ, 吉祥草 [meaning: happy augury weed])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) China
Chromosomal number 2n=38, 42
Description Leaves 8-30cm long. Scapes electing 5-13cm tall. Flowers pink, flowering in September to October. Perennial plants.
Reference Reineckea carnea (Andrews) Kunth
Reineckea carnea (Andrews) Kunth
Agent for hair growth (European Patent EP1915997/2008)

October 2006
at Ibaraki Botanical Garden
October 2006
at Ibaraki Botanical Garden