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  Nertera granadensis (Mutis ex L.f.) Druce
  Family Name : Rubiaceae

  Common Names : Coral Bead Plant, Pin Cushion Plant

  Chinese Name : 珍珠橙

Coral Bead Plant,Pin Cushion Plant
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Maximum Height :
      13 cm
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a mat-forming small herbaceous plant, generally growing to 5-10 cm tall.
      Foliage: Its leaves are round and tiny, about 0.5 cm long.
      Flowers: Flowers are inconspicuous, with 4 greenish white petals.
      Fruits: Nertera granadensis produces lots of bright orange to red, berry-like fruit which are about 0.5-1 cm across.
      Cultivation :
      This plant need high humidity to grow well. However, the soils should be well-drained.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      [Others]: This plant should be kept away from pets and children, because the fruits are mildly poisonous.  
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Fruits
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Orange, Red
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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