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Edgeworthia chrysantha / Mitsumata ミツマタ

Bloom time: March-April

Thymelaeaceae /


Species in the genus Edgeworthia:

Edgeworthia chrysantha / Mitsumata


Edgeworthia chrysantha / Mitsumata ミツマタ

Edgeworthia chrysantha, a deciduous shrub growing as tall as two meters, inhabits forests, branching well to form hemispheric tree shapes. New branches emerge in three, yellow-brown, with adpressed hairs. Leaves are alternate; blades are 5-20cm in length, 2-5cm in width, long oblong or lanceolate, tips acute, margins entire. Petioles measure 5-10mm in size. In the capitulum on branch tips, 30-50 small flowers bloom before leaves develop. The flowers are bisexual and petal-less - calyxes are prominent. Calyx tubes measure 8-15mm long and tip cleft in four. Inside, the sepals are vivid yellow, outsides being with dense silky hairs. Bloom time: March-April.




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