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 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 long, 6-8mm wide, 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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