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 rotunda / Kuroganemochi クロガネモチ

 
Ilex rotunda, an evergreen tree with gray-white barks that grow to 10m, rarely 20m in height, inhabits evergreen-tree forests in fields and mountains. Leaves are alternate, 6-10cm long, 3-4cm wide, in an oblong shape, both ends are pointed, with margins entire. Petioles, measuring 1-2cm in length, tinge purple. Flowers are dioecious: Axils on current year's branches emerge umbels in which 2-7 white or light purple flowers appear. Drupes are spherical, about 6mm long, mature red in November-December. Bloom time: June.
               
                     
                     
                     

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