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




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Myrsinaceae /


Species in the genus Ardisia:

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



Ardisia japonica / Yabukouji ヤブコウジ

Ardisia japonica, a small evergreen shrub inhabiting forests in mountainous regions, grows to 10-20cm in height. Alternate leaves put themselves three or four on the upper parts of stems in a whorl way; blades are 4-13cm long, 2-5cm long, in the shape of a long oblong, with tips pointed, bases cuneate, and delicate serrations on margins. Axils on previous year's branches set some 5-8mm-across white flowers; corollas divide themselves in five - the lobes are broad oval, with glandular dots. Drupes measure 5-6mm in diameter and are spherical, mature red in October-November. Bloom time: July-August.




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