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  Turnera ulmifolia
  Family Name : Turneraceae

  Synonyms : Turnera alba, Turnera angustifolia

  Common Names : West Indian Holly, Sage Rose, Yellow Alder, Yellow Turnera, Holy Rose, Lidah Kucing

 
West Indian Holly,Sage Rose,Yellow Alder,Yellow Turnera,Holy Rose,Lidah Kucing
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      1 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      West Indies, Mexico to Argentina
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Spontaneous ( Naturalized))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Erect shrub that grows up to 1 m tall.
      Foliage: Deeply veined leaves are lanceolate with serrate (toothed) leaf margin.
      Flowers: Yellow, star-shaped flowers are composed of 5 unequal, oval-shaped petals with rounded tips. Flowers close in the afternoon.
      Habitat :
      This species has become naturalised in Singapore and is more common in the east. Often found on dry soils in shady locations.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Foliar Base :
      Attenuate
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden

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