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




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Species in the genus Vaccinium:

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

Vaccunium smallii var. versicolor / Kansaisunoki カンサイスノキ

Vaccunium smallii var. versicolor, a deciduous shrub, 1-2m in height, inhabits forest ridges or edges in mountainous regions, branches extending horizontally. Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades measuring 2-5cm, 0.5-2cm in width, in a shape of ovate, petioles being small, 0.2-0.3cm in length, with inside-bent fine serrations on margins, tips pointed, and bases circular. Previous year's branches leaf axils bear racemes, in which there come 1-4 green-white or red-tinged flowers facing downward. Corollas measure 0.5cm in length, bell-shaped, shallowly cleft in five, and the lobes bend a bit backward. Bloom time: May-June.




inserted by FC2 system