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Quercus acutissima Carruthers

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

Quercus L. (コナラ)
Kunugi (クヌギ, 櫟/橡/椚/櫪), sawtooth oak

Life form: deciduous tall tree
Distribution: northeastern Asia, including Japan (south to Tohoku District)
Habitat: a typical brush or coppice tree, as well as Quercus serratasatoyama (里山)

Pollination: wind
Seed dispersal: gravity or cache
Utilization: bed log for producing Shiitake mushroom, charcoal, wood for balancing toy and spinning-top

Quercus acutissima in Japan


[1/2] at the Fujisawa Campus of Nihon University, Kanagawa Prefecture, on January 21 2014. [1] leaves are left on the stems even in winter. [2] a bark (樹皮)