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(First upload on October 23 2008. Last on May 24 2016) [ 日本語 | English ]

Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. et Planch.






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

Fatsia Decne. et Planch. (ヤツデ)


Three species in the world. Two species in (southern) Japan and one species in Taiwan.
F. japonica (Thunb.) Decne. et Planch. (ヤツデ)
F. oligocasrpella (Nakai) Koidz. (ムニンヤツデ): in Bonin Islands
F. polycarpa Hayata (タイワンヤツデ): in Taiwan

Fatsia japonica in Japan


Yatsude (ヤツデ, 八手), Japanese aralia
Life form: evergreen shrub (常緑低木)
Distribution: Western Japan (not distributed in Hokkaido)
Seed dispersal: endo-zoochore (animal)
Use: often transplanted for gardening
Synonyms:

Aralia japonica Thunb.

Aralia sieboldii Hort. ex K. Koch

var. liukiuensis Hatusima (リュウキュウヤツデ)
f. lobulata (Makino) Nakai (ヤグルマヤツデ)
Cultivars: Albo-marginata (フクリンヤツデ), Aureo-variegata (キモンヤツデ), Undulata (チヂミバヤツデ), Variegata (シロブチヤツデ)
× Fatshedera lizei (Hort. ex Cochet) Guillaumin (ツタヤツデ), cultivated

Fatsia japonica (Thunb.) Decne. et Planch. × Hedera helix L.

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[1-4] in the campus of Niigata University (新潟大学), facing to Japan Sea. [1] in October 1990. [2] in November 1990. [3] in April 1991. [4] in winter (date, not recorded).

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[5] at Shizuoka Gokoku Shrine*, Shizuoka Prefecture, facing to the Pacific Ocean, on March 5 2013. (*: Shinto shrines designated as places of worship for those who died in the war) [6] at Inokashira Park, Mitaka, Tokyo, on January 15 2015. [7] near the main gate of Aoba Castle, Sendai City, northern Honshu, on March 22 2016.

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