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Red butterfly wing (Christia vespertilionis) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 22 2021

Red butterfly wing (Christia vespertilionis) profile

Red Butterfly wing (Christian Vespertilionis (L. F.) Bahn. F.) perennial erect herb, 60-120 cm tall. Red Butterfly wing is often branched from base, more slender. Leaves are usually uni leaflet, rare 3-leaflet; Leaflets are nearly leathery, grayish green, terminal leaflet rhomboid or long rhomboid or ingot-shaped. Racemes are terminal or axillary, sometimes paniculate; Calyx is translucent, pilose, anthesis enlarged, 5-lobed, lobes triangular; Corolla is yellow-white, not projecting outside calyx. The Red Butterfly wing has 4-5 pods, elliptic, dark brown when mature, completely hidden in calyx. 

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Red Butterfly wing

Morphological characteristics of red butterfly wing

Branch

Red Butterfly wing is a perennial erect herb, 60-120 cm tall. Red Butterfly wing is often branched from the base, more slender, slightly gray pubescent upper.

Leaf

Leaves of Red Butterfly wing are usually uni leaflet, rare 3-leaflet; Stipules are spiny, 5-6 mm long, glabrescent; Petiole is 2-2.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent; Lobular is nearly leathery, Sage green, lobular diamond or a diamond or long wing shape, 0.8 1.5 cm long, 5-9 cm wide, apex wide, flattened, near the central slightly concave, base slightly heart-shaped, lateral leaflets pour heart or triangular, two side often asymmetric, 8-15 mm long, 15 to 20 mm wide, apex flattened, base cuneate or subrounded, glabrous above, the following slightly pubescent, lateral veins 3-4 per side, flat, net vein below is not obvious; Petiole of Red Butterfly wing is 1 mm long.

Flowers

Red Butterfly wing racemes are terminal or axillary, sometimes panicles, 5 -- 15 cm long, pubescent; Pedicels are 2 -- 4 mm long, gray pubescent, shorter than calyx; Calyx is translucent, pilose, enlarged after anthesis, 8-12 mm long, reticulate, 5-lobed, lobes triangular, ca. As long as calyx tube, distal 2 lobes slightly connate; Corolla is yellow-white, not projecting outside calyx.

Fruit

Red Butterfly wing pods 4-5, elliptic, pods 3 mm long and 2 mm wide, dark brown when mature, reticulate, glabrous, completely concealed in calyx.

The ecological habits of red butterfly wing

Red Butterfly Wing is mostly born in grassland, thicket, roadside and coastal areas.

Red Butterfly wing

The distribution region of red butterfly wing

Red Butterfly Wing is produced in Guangdong, Hainan and Guangxi. It is found in tropical regions all over the world.

Red butterfly wing propagation

Red Butterfly wing uses Sowing or cutting propagation, roots developed, not resistant to transplantation. When the Red Butterfly wing height is 15 ~ 20cm, the apex is truncated to promote new shoots.

Red butterfly wing landscape use 

The leaf shape of the Red butterfly wing is peculiar, the top living leaflet shape is like a bat, the leaf color is purple red, very beautiful, and is suitable for potted ornamental.

Red Butterfly wing