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Viburnum odoratissimum Ker Gawl.






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

Viburnum L. (ガマズミ)
Sangoju (サンゴジュ, 珊瑚樹, s.l.), sweet viburnum
Etymology of Japanese name: the red fruit is compared to coral (珊瑚)
Lifeform: evergreen tree
Distribution: southeast Asia, including Japan (south to Kanto District)
Habitats: lowland mountains
Seed dispersal: animal
Use: fire-control tree (防火樹) ← flame-retardant leaf because of the thickness
Synonyms:

Viburnum awabuki K. Koch

var. awabuki (K.Koch) Zabel (サンゴジュ), s.s.
var. odoratissimum (タイワンサンゴジュ)

Viburnum odoratissimum in Japan


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[1-4] at Yushima Temple (seido), Tokyo, on May 30 2014. [4] a bark (樹皮)

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