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


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Neofinetia falcata / Fuuran (Furan) フウラン

Bloom time: June-July

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Species in the genus Neofinetia:

Neofinetia falcata / Fuuran (Furan)

(Neofinetia is a monotypic genus with a single species in it.)



Neofinetia falcata / Fuuran (Furan) フウラン

Spreading out its aerial roots on trunks or rocks,  Neofinetia falcata, an evergreen perennial, inhabits trunks and rocks in fields and mountains. The leaves are thick and stiff, 5-10cm in length, 6-8mm in width, broadly linear, and out-curved. They have joints at the bases, and the ones that have survived the winter drop off from them, resulting in old leaf sheaths covering the stems. Flower stalks grow to 3-10cm long and set 3-5 white flowers on them; sepals and side petals are both 1cm in length, linear-lanceolate, lips three-lobed, spurs slender, out-curved, and hanging down. Bloom time: June-July.




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