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

 

SEASONAL FLOWERS: SPRING

 
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Family:
 
Styracaceae /
Egonokika


 

Species in the genus Styrax:


Styrax japonica / Egonoki
Styrax obassia / Hakuunboku
 

   

Styrax obassia / Hakuunboku ハクウンボク

 
Styrax obassia is a deciduous small- tree to tree with gray-black barks found in deciduous forests in mountainous regions. Blades, 10-20cm in length, 6-20cm in width, are in the shape of an obovate, with tips pointed short in a tail way, bases broadly cuneate, margins with serrations with tooth-like protrusions on the ends. The backsides have dense stellate hairs and look gray-white, with 1-2cm long petioles. With approximately 20 white flowers, racemes droop down from branch tips; each racemes measures 8-17cm long, and the flowers have short, 7-10mm-long pedicels. Corollas are cut deeply in 5; stamens are 10 in number, Pistils 1 - styles are longer than the stamens. Bloom time: May-June.
         
                     
                     
                     

SPRING #10

 

 

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