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




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Species in the genus Euscaphis:

Euscaphis japonica / Gonzui



Euscaphis japonica (Fruit) / Gonzui ゴンズイ

Euscaphis japonica, a deciduous small- or tree found in sunny, somewhat dry copse edges, grows to 3-8m in height, with sparse branches. Leaves are opposite, 10-30cm long, and of an imparipinnate compound leaf with 3-5 pairs of leaflets; the terminal leaflets are smaller than the side ones, with awn-like serrations on the margins. Current year's branches tips emerge panicles and set many small yellow-green flowers in them. Fruit (follicles) are semicircular, about 1cm in length, mature in red in September-November, split and open themselves, and one or two about 5mm across black, glossy seeds appear. Bloom time: May-June.




inserted by FC2 system