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

 

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Family:
 
Lauraceae /
Kusunokika


 

Species in the genus Cinnamomum:


Cinnamomum camphora / Kusunoki
Cinnamomum japonicum / Yabunikkei
   

Cinnamomum japonicum / Yabunikkei ヤブニッケイ

 
Cinnamomum japonicum, an evergreen tree found in forests in hilly districts, grows up to 20m with 50cm in diameter. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; blades are 7-10cm long, 2-5cm wide, in the shape of a long oblong, with three prominent veins (inclusive midribs). The two veins disappear before reaching leaf margins. Small, light yellow-green flowers put themselves in umbel-like inflorescences. Fruit (drupes) mature in black-purple in October-November, about 1.5cm-long, spherical to oblong. Bloom time: June.
                   
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #2

 

 

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