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

 

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Family:
 
Euphorbiaceae /
 Toudaigusaka


 

Species in the genus Mallotus:


Mallotus japonicus / Akamegashiwa
 

   

Mallotus japonicus / Akamegashiwa アカメガシワ

 
Mallotus japonicus, a deciduous tree with gray-brown barks that grows up to 15m in height, and 50cm across, occur mainly in denuded lands, logged-off lands, or forest fringes. Leaves are alternate, 7-20cm long, 5-14cm wide, in the shape of an oval or broad oval, with margins entire or wavy, occasionally cleft shallowly in three. Petioles measure 5-20cm in length, tinging red, and new leaves give red color. This species is dioecious: Branch tips emerge panicles with flowers with no petals; male flowers set themselves beside bracts, with light yellow calyxes cleft in 3-4. Female flowers do themselves beside bracts with calyxes cut into 2-3. Bloom time: June-July.
 
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #7

 

 

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