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




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Species in the genus Lindera:

Lindera umbellata / Kuromoji
Lindera praecox / Aburachan
Lindera obtusiloba / Dankoubai

Lindera obtusiloba / Dankoubai ダンコウバイ

Lindera obtusiloba, a deciduous shrub with dark gray bark, inhabits deciduous forests or edges in hilly districts, growing to 2-6m in height. Trunks grow in bundles and form the tree shape of a spherical to broadly ovate. Leaves are of opposite phyllotaxis, blades being 5-15cm long, 4-13cm wide, in a broad ovate shape, upperparts generally cleft in three, with entire margins, and basal parts succise or shallowly cordate. Before leaves develop, small yellow flowers set themselves mutually together in umbel-like inflorescences. Dioecious: male inflorescences are more significant than females and surpass in number and size. Bloom time: March-April.




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