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Gaultheria adenothrix / Akamono アカモノ

Bloom time: May-July

Ericaceae /


Species in the genus Gaultheria:

Gaultheria adenothrix / Akamono
Gaultheria miqueliana / Shiratamanoki



Gaultheria adenothrix / Akamono アカモノ


Gaultheria adenothrix is an evergreen shrub inhabiting sunny locations in subalpine zones. Stems crawl on the ground, and upper portions extend obliquely upward to 5-15cm, with long red-brown bristles. Leaves are alternate, leathery, obovate to oval, 1.8-3.8cm long, 1.3-2cm wide, with tips pointed, and margins with fine serrations. The leaves tinge red in winter. Flowers, white, with long, 2-4cm long peduncles with long red-brown bristles with glands, set themselves on branch tips and axils; bractlets are 4-6 in number, broad oval, with the same color as the peduncles. Corollas, bell-shaped, 6-8mm long, white, slightly tinged red, face downward, with tips shallowly cleft in five and bend toward the outside. Calyxes are bright red-brown, and sepals are ovate, with sharp angles and long red-brown bristles. Bloom time: May-July.




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