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


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Ilex crenata / Inutsuge イヌツゲ

Bloom time: June-July

Aquifoliaceae /


Species in the genus Ilex:

Ilex cornuta / Hiiragimochi
Ilex crenata / Inutsuge
Ilex integra / Mochinoki
Ilex latifolia / Tarayou
Ilex leucoclada / Himemochi
Ilex pendunculosa / Soyogo
Ilex rotunda / Kuroganemochi
Ilex serrata / Umemodoki

Ilex crenata / Inutsuge イヌツゲ


Ilex crenata is a small- tree found in craggy places, grasslands, or forest edges, in mountainous regions, with gray-white barks, generally growing to 2-6m, rarely 15m in height, 10-15cm in diameter, branches luxuriantly to grow into masses of branches and leaves. Leaves are alternate, 1-3cm long, 5-15mm wide, oblong or long-oblong, with some shallow serrations on margins, and both sides hairy not. Flowers are dioecious; leaf axes on the current year's branches give birth to small green-white flowers. Male flowers appear 2-6 in number and females 1 in umbels. Petals are 4, orbicular-ovate, approx. 2mm long. Sepals 4. Drupes, 5-6mm, spherical, mature in black in October-November. Bloom time: June-July.





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