Cleome viscosa L.

Common name

English: Asian Spiderflower

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Brassicales (17)

        Family: Cleomaceae (7) (family description)

          Genus: Cleome (7)

           Epithet: viscosa L. (3)

Synonym: Arivela viscosa (L.) Raf.

viscosa => sticky, clammy, exuding a sticky secretion

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

Botanical description

Cleome viscosa is an erect annual herb, up to 60(120) cm high, with (many) our without branches. The entire plant is densely glandular-pubescent, sticky and of unpleasant smell.

External links

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

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