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Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim. var. japonica (Miq.) Kitam.






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

Trichosanthes L. (カラスウリ)
Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim.
var. japonica (Miq.) Kitam.
Kikarasu-uri (キカラスウリ, 黄烏瓜)
Lifeform: perennial vine
Distribution: endemic to Japan (Okushiri Island, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Amami Islands
Habitat: sunny sites, such as forest edges, forest gaps and hedges
Seed dispersal: bird (animal)
Shoot: dioecious
Synonyms:

Trichosanthes japonica (Miq.) Regel

var. kirilowii
Chousenkarasu-uri (チョウセンカラスウリ, 朝鮮烏瓜), Chinese cucumber or Chinese snake gourd
Distribution in Japan: Tsushima Island
索引

Trichosanthes kirilowii in Japan


ST1 ST2
[1/2] in Oi Pier Seaside Park, Tokyo, on December 26 2015.

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