Cleome rutidosperma DC.

Common name

English: Consumption weed, Fringed spiderflower

Mandarin: 皱子白花菜 (zhou zi bai hua cai)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Brassicales (17)

        Family: Cleomaceae (7) (family description)

          Genus: Cleome (7)

           Epithet: rutidosperma DC. (1)

Synonym: Cleome ciliata Schumacher

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

rutidosperma => dark red seeds

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple, violet, white

External links

Check for Cleome rutidosperma at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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