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Derivation of specific name

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lutea: yellow, referring to the bracts
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Pachystachys lutea Nees Flora of Mozambique website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=172690
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Description

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Small shrub to c. 1 m. Leaves dark green, glossy. Inflorescence to 10 cm long. Bracts cordate, yellow. Corolla to 5 cm, white.
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Worldwide distribution

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Native of Peru; widely cultivated in warm regions
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Pachystachys lutea

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Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names lollipop plant and golden shrimp plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall. The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months. It is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.[1]

It grows in almost any well-drained soil but, like most ornamentals, prefers a soil with an acid reaction. In this preferred medium they attain their maximum in leaf size and colouring.

The Latin specific epithet lutea means “yellow”.[2]

The plant is popular with hummingbirds.

It is cultivated as an ornamental, but in cold temperate regions it requires protection from temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F). It has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/shrubs/PACLUTA.PDF
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  3. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Pachysandra lutea". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 71. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
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Pachystachys lutea: Brief Summary

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Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names lollipop plant and golden shrimp plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall. The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months. It is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.

It grows in almost any well-drained soil but, like most ornamentals, prefers a soil with an acid reaction. In this preferred medium they attain their maximum in leaf size and colouring.

The Latin specific epithet lutea means “yellow”.

The plant is popular with hummingbirds.

It is cultivated as an ornamental, but in cold temperate regions it requires protection from temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F). It has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

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Close up of the bracts

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Flowers emerging from the bract

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