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(First upload on March 14 2013. Last on April 4 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Nandina domestica Thunb.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Nandina Thunb. (ナンテン)
One species (imported to Japan)
Nanten (ナンテン, 南天), (Japanese) sacred bamboo (南天竹 in Chinese, 竹 = bamboo)
Life form: (semi-)evergreen shrub ≈ 2 m in height
Distribution: originating from China (now naturally establishing in the southern part of Japan)
Habitat: forest (森林), including the edge
Seed dispersal: animal, by red or (rarely) white fruits
Chromosome number: 2n = 20
Utilization: gardening and medicine
Cultivars:
cv. porphylocarpa (フジナンテン) (syn. var. porphyrocarpa Makino)
cv. shironanten (シロミナンテン/キミノナンテン) (syn. var. leucocarpa Makino)
cv. latifolia (オタフクナンテン)
索引

Nandina domestica in Japan


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ST4 ST5
[1] at an entrance of a trail on Mount Yatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on March 5 2013. [2] at Yushima Temple (seido), Tokyo, on May 30 2014. [3/4] at Showa Memorial Park, Tachikawa, Tokyo, on November 11 2013. [5] in the hometown forest of Haramachida, Tokyo, on December 10 2017.

cv. shironanten

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in Ikuta Forest at the backyard of Ikuta Shrine, Kobe, western Japan, on March 16 2019.

cv. latifolia

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] between Okachimachi and Ichigaya, Tokyo, on January 8 2019.

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