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 leucoclada / Himemochi ヒメモチ

 
Ilex leucoclada, an evergreen shrub less than 1m in height, occurs in snowy forests in mountainous regions. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades are 5-10cm in length, 2-4cm in width, in a long-oblong shape, both tips and bases are pointed, with margins entire or with shallow serrations. Both sides have no hairs, and petioles measure 1-1.5cm long. Flowers are dioecious; axils in previous year's branches emerge brachyblasts on which bear approx. 0.7cm-in -diameter small white flowers; male flowers are 1-5, females 1-3; petals are 4 in number, obovate-oblong, 3-4mm in length. Drupes are about 1cm across, spherical, mature in red in September-October. Bloom time: May-July.
     
                     
                     
                     

AUTUMN #5

 

 

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