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


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Magnolia obovata / Hounoki ホウノキ

Bloom time: May-June

Magnoliaceae /


Species in the genus Magnolia:

Magnolia obovata / Hounoki
Magnolia praecocissima / Kobushi
Magnolia salicifilia / Tamushiba
Magnolia sieboldii ssp. japonica / Ooyamarenge

Magnolia obovata / Hounoki ホウノキ

Magnolia obovata, a deciduous tree inhabiting hills or mountains, grows up to 30m in height with gray-white barks. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, gathering at branch ends, each 20-40cm in length,10-25cm in width, in the shape of an obovate to obovate-like oblong, margins entire. As the leaves finish development, the branch tips emerge primarily, 15cm-in-diameter yellow-white, fragrant flowers; perianth lobes, 9-12 in number, 3 out of them beneath the others are smaller in a calyx way. Stamens, with light yellow anthers and red filaments, surround the mass of pistils. Bloom time: May-June.




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