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

 

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Family:
 
Aquifoliaceae /
Mochinokika


 

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 latifolia / Tarayou  タラヨウ

 
Ilex latifolia, an evergreen tree 10-20cm tall with smooth gray-brown barks, inhabits forests in mountainous regions. Leaves are alternate; their blades measure 10-17cm long, 4-7cm wide, in an oblong shape, with tips pointed, bases circular or obtuse, and margins with sharp serrations. They also are thick and leathery, and upsides are green, glossy, and prominent veins. Flowers are dioecious; flowers set themselves small green-yellow flowers on significantly short branches born at axils. Drupes mature in red in November. Bloom time. May-June.
                 
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #6

 

 

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