Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物


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Ardisia crenata / Manryou マンリョウ

Bloom time: June-August

Myrsinaceae /


Species in the genus Ardisia:

Ardisia crenata / Manryou
Ardisia crispa / Karatachibana
Ardisia japonica / Yabukouji
Ardisia pusilla / Tsurukouji



Ardisia crenata / Manryou マンリョウ

Ardisia crenata, a 30-100cm-tall evergreen shrub, grows in evergreen forests, with stems standing erect and sparsely branching on the upper parts. The phyllotaxis is alternate; blades, 4-13cm long, 2-4cm wide, are long-oblong, with wavy serrations on margins, thick texture, and both surfaces glabrous. Branch tip set approximately ten about 8mm-across white flowers in an umbel way. Corollas are deeply cut into five, and the lobes bend backward. Stamens are five in number, stigmas one. Drupes are spherical, 6-7mm in diameter, remaining until around next April. Bloom time: June-August.




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