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Ardisia crispa / Karatachibana カラタチバナ

Bloom time: September

Myrsinaceae /


Species in the genus Ardisia:

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



Ardisia crispa / Karatachibana カラタチバナ

Ardisia crispa, a small evergreen shrub in evergreen forests, grows to 20-70cm in height, generally not branching. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; blades measure 8-20cm long, 1.5-4cm wide, narrow oval to lanceolate-shaped, with pointed tips, obtuse, wavy serrations on margins, surfaces emerald green and glossy, and both surfaces with no hairs. Axils set about ten, approximately 7-8mm across white flowers. Peduncles, 4-7cm long, extend diagonally upward, corollas deeply cut themselves into five, and the lobes bend backward with glandular dots outside. Drupes are 6-7mm in diameter, spherical, mature in red in about November, and remaining until around April. Bloom time: Spetember.




inserted by FC2 system