Carmona (plant)

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Fukien Tea Tree flower.jpg
C. retusa flower and foliage
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Ehretioideae
Genus: Carmona

Carmona is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as scorpionbush.

Carmona retusa (Fukien tea tree) is used in bonsai because of its ability to develop a thick and interesting trunk, small white flowers that bloom almost year-round, and tiny round green, red, or black fruits. The lobed leaves are shiny dark green and maintain their small size.

Carmona bonsai


  1. ^ "Genus: Carmona Cav.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-04-02. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Carmona at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Carmona at Wikispecies