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Vaccinium japonicum / Akushiba アクシバ

Bloom time: June-July

Ericaceae /


Species in the genus Vaccinium:

Vaccinium ciliatum / Aragenatsuhaze
Vaccinium japonicum / Akushiba
Vaccinium oldhamii / Natsuhaze
Vaccunium smallii  var. versicolor / Kansaisunoki
Vaccunium smallii / Oobasunoki

Vaccinium japonicum / Akushiba アクシバ

There are glands grown into from them on them
Vaccinium japonicum is a deciduous shrub, 30-100cm in height, inhabiting forest edges in hilly districts; branches are green when young and, as age increases, become black-brown. Leaves are opposite, blades measuring 2-6cm in length, 1-3cm in width, ovate or broad lanceolate, tips orbicular or shallow heart-shaped. Leaf margins have fine serrations on tips, of which glands exist. Also, there are attractive networks of veinlets on surfaces. Single light red flowers hang down from leaf axils. Corollas are deeply cleft into four, and the lobes curve backward and become round in a spiral. Bloom time: June-July.




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