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(First upload on January 28 2017. February 20 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Citrus natsudaidai Hayata






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

Citrus L. (ミカン)
Natumikan (ナツミカン, 夏蜜柑), Japanese summer orange
Natudaidai (ナツダイダイ, 夏橙) = species epithet
Natsukan (ナツカン, 夏柑)

Lifeform: evergreen short tree ≈ 3 m tall (bark, 樹皮)
Origin: firstly cultivated Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan

spread out from the prefecture (the symbolic flower of Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Leaf: narrow-winged stalk
Stem: sometimes developing spines
Flower: white → ripened in the next year
Fruit (edible): aromatic, yellow or orange
Seed dispersal: animal
Use: gardening
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Citrus natsudaidai in Japan


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[1-4] along a paved road aside Sotogou Park (外濠公園), Tokyo, on November 18 2016. [5/6] in Yushima Temple (seido), Tokyo, on January 8 2019.

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