(First upload on April 25 2010. Last on May 15 2012) [ 日本語 | English ]

Daphne jezoensis Maxim.

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

Daphne L. Iジンチョウゲ) in Japan

D. jezoensis Maxim. (ナニワズ)
D. kamtschatica Maxim. (カラフトナニワズ): Korea - Sakhalin - Hokkaido, sharp top of leaf
D. kiusiana Miq. (コショウノキ): central-southern Japan
D. koreana Nakai (チョウセンナニワズ): Korea - southern Japan
D. miyabeana Makino (カラスシキミ): Japan Sea side - Hokkaido
D. pseudomezereum A. Gray (オニシバリ): central-southern Japan
Exotics / Imported plants
D. genkwa Sieb. et Zucc. (フジモドキ): China
D. mezereum L. (セイヨウオニシバリ): Europe - East Asia
D. odora Thunb. (ジンチョウゲ)

Daphne jezoensis in Hokkaido

Naniwazu (ナニワズ, 難波津)
Life form: deciduous dwarf shrub
Distribution: northern Japan - Sakhalin
Habitat: deciduous forest
Flowering perido: early spring soon after snow melt (with spring ephemerals)
Seed dispersal: animal
Poisonous plant: producing daphnin

D. kamtschatica Maxim. var. jezoensis (Maxim.) Ohwi
D. kamtschatica Maxim. ssp. jezoensis (Maxim.) Vorosch.
D. pseudomezereum A. Gray ssp. jezoensis (Maxim.) Hamaya


[1] Bud stage on the north slope of Mount Sankaku, Sapporo City, On April 17 2010, soon after snow-melt. [2] Flower stage in Tomakomai Experimental Forest on May 21 2005. [3/4] at Tomakomai Experimental Forest on April 23 2012. Whenever I saw the flowers, I saw much litter below the plants.