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


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Ardisia pusilla / Tsurukouji ツルコウジ

Bloom time: June-August

Myrsinaceae /


Species in the genus Ardisia:

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



Ardisia pusilla / Tsurukouji ツルコウジ

Ardisia pusilla is a small evergreen shrub in evergreen forests. The phyllotaxis is alternate; the leaves attach upper parts in a whorls way, and blades measure 2-6cm long, 1.5-3cm wide, in the shape of an oval to long-oblong, with somewhat pointed tips and coarse serrations on margins, both surfaces, and petioles with vellus hairs. White flowers, 6-7mm across, bloom facing downward. Corollas deeply cut themselves into five, with glandular dots. Drupes 5-6mm across and spherical, mature in red in about December. Bloom time: June-August.




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