Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rotheca incisa

Rotheca incisa (synonym = Clerodendrum incisum) is native to East, Northeast and South Tropical Africa, but has been planted as ornamental throughout the tropics.

The flowers are white and have a "coma" or musical note" shape before opening. For this feature the plant is commonly called musical note plant. The flowers open at night and early morning and quickly wilting as the sun gets hotter. Perhaps, this behaviour fits the other name, which is morning kiss plant. When open, the flowers attain the trumpet shape.

The flowers possess swell smell, feel good when breathing in air close-by the plant.

Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Rotheca

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