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Cocculus trilobus / Aotsudurafuji アオツズラフジ

Bloom time: July-August

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Species in the genus Cocculus:

Cocculus trilobus / Aotsudurafuji


Cocculus trilobus / Aotsudurafuji アオツズラフジ

Cocculus trilobus is a deciduous dextrorse liana found in lowland grasslands, roadsides, or forest edges. With 1-3cm-long petioles, leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis; blades measure 3-12cm long, 2-10cm wide, in the shape of a broad ovate to ovate-like cordate. However, the figure is variable and occasionally cleft shallowly in three. Margins are entire, and upper and lower surfaces have light yellow-brown hairs. Dioecious: Branch tips and axils emerge small inflorescences that set yellow-white flowers; sepals and petals are 6, respectively; male flowers bear six stamens, and female ones have six pistils plus six staminodes. Fruit is spherical, 6-7mm across, and matures in glaucous black. Bloom time: July-August.




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