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

 

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Family:
 
Fabaceae / Mameka
 

Species in the genus Cladrastis:


Cladrastis sikokiana / Yukunoki
   

Cladrastis sikokiana / Yukunoki ユクノキ

 
Cladrastis sikokiana is a deciduous tree that grows in hilly districts, and its significant ones reach 20m in height. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, generally, of an imparipinnate compound leaf with 4-6 pairs of, typically, alternate leaflets. The leaflets measure 4-12cm long, 2-6cm wide, long oblong, with 13-15 pairs of veins, upper surfaces with no hairs, and lower surfaces glaucous with light strands. Branch tips emerge conical inflorescences that set papilionaceous flowers 2-2.5cm long with vexillum that bend back. Bloom time: June-August.
               
                     
                     
                     

SUMMER #3

 

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