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


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Daphne kiusiana / Koshounoki コショウノキ

Bloom time: February-April

Thymelaeaceae /


Species in the genus Daphne:

Daphne kiusiana / Koshounoki
Daphne pseudo-mezereum / Onishibari


Daphne kiusiana / Koshounoki コショウノキ


Daphne kiusiana, a small evergreen shrub less than 1m in height, inhabits forests or the edges, with green barks at first, then purple-brown later. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades measuring 4-16cm long, 1.5-4cm wide, in the shape of a long-oblong or oblanceolate, with entire margins. Leaf surfaces are glossy and have no hairs, as with the backsides. Dioecious: Branch tips give birth to several fragrant flowers in a head-shaped way. Calyx tubes are white, fleshy, and thick, 8-10mm long, with tips cleft in four and dense hairs on the outsides. Drupes are spherical, 0.8mm in diameter, and mature in red in June. Bloom time: February-April.




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