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




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Santaraceae / Byakudanka   Species in the genus Buckleya:

Buckleya lanceolata / Tsukubane

Buckleya lanceolata / Tsukubane ツクバネ

Buckleya lanceolata, a small deciduous tree with a height of 1-2.5 meters, is a hemiparasite hosted by coniferous trees like cryptomerias or firs. It branches well to extend horizontally, with tops somewhat drooping and young ones being green. Leaves, simple, are of opposite phyllotaxis, 3-7cm long, in a lanceolate shape, with tips extending in a tail way, margins with entire or shallow serrations, and short petioles. Dioecious: male flowers put themselves in cymes borne on upper parts of the branches; female ones singly come on unit ends. Male and female flowers, light green, measure 4mm in diameter, with perianths cleft in four. Bloom time: May-June.




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