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Smilax china / Sarutoriibara サルトリイバラ

Bloom time: April-May

Smilacaceae /


Species in the genus Smilax:

Smilax china / Sarutoriibara
Smilax nipponica / Tachishiode
Smilax riparia / Shiode


Smilax china / Sarutoriibara サルトリイバラ

Smilax china is a deciduous semi-shrub liana inhabiting grasslands, insides- or edges of forests in fields and mountains. Branches are with sparse thorns and twine themselves around something around, together with their tendrils, to extend. Leaves are alternate; blades measure 3-12cm long, circular or elliptical, with tips pointed short, bases circular, margins entire, the edges are leathery, and the surfaces are obtusely glossy. Simultaneously with the development of the leaves, axils emerge umbels and set many yellow-green flowers in them. Sap fruit, spherical, 7-9mm across, mature orange-red in October-November. Bloom time: April-May.




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