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Monotropastrum humile / Ginryousou ギンリョウソウ

Bloom time: May-August

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Species in the genus Monotropastrum:

Monotropastrum humile / Ginryousou


Monotropastrum humile / Ginryousou ギンリョウソウ

Monotropastrum humile, a saprophyte occurring in somewhat dark, damp places in mountainous regions, lacks chlorophyll pigments throughout, so it looks white. Stems are as tall as 20cm, with many scales leaves in an alternate arrangement. Single flowers set themselves on stem tips and bloom facing downward; the corolla's segments, 3-5, tubular, with ten stamens, and the pistil's angles expand and tinge purple. Sap fruit is spherical and matures, still keeping facing downward. Bloom time: May-August.




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