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CLASSIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
|Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Mode of Nutrition
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Local Conservation Status
|Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
DESCRIPTION AND ETHNOBOTANY
|Low growing herbaceous plant growing up to 1.25 m tall.
|Light green, slightly hairy leaves are ovate to elliptic with entire leaf margin (8-23 cm long).
|Bright red or red-orange tubular flowers are composed of 5 elliptic lobes arranged in a star-shaped pattern. The base of the largest lobe has dark red markings in the shape of a triangle. Flowers are borne in a spike-like inflorescence at the stem tips, technically known as a terminal cymose cluster.
|Fruit is known as a capsule (3-3.8 cm long).
|Occurs in forests, thickets and rocky hills. Also found on termite mounds.
|This species is similar to Ruspolia hypocrateriformis, except that it has rounded stems and slightly hairy leaves, while R. hypocrateriformis has angled stems and smooth leaves.
PLANT CARE AND PROPAGATION
|Seed, Stem Cutting
|Flower & Plant Sexuality 1
|Cluster / Inflorescence
|Individual Flower Shape
|Stellate / Star-shaped
|Flower Colour(s) Remarks
FRUIT, SEED AND SPORE
|Fruit Type 1
|Dehiscent Dry Fruit
|Fruit Type 2
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