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(First upload on September 27 2010. Last on November 7 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Polygonatum odoratum (Mill.) Druce






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

Polygonatum Mill. (アマドコロ)
P. odoratum (Mill.) Druce (アマドコロ, s.l.)
Seed dispersal: animal
Edible plant (山菜)
var. odoratum (Mill.) Druce (ウスバアマドコロ, Angular Solomon's seal), the type and not distributed in Japan
var. maximowiczii (Fr. Schm.) Koidz.
Ooamadokoro (オオアマドコロ, 大甘野老)
Lifeform: perennial forb, with 60-100 cm tall
Distribution: Ussuri - Sakhalin - northern Japan - southern Kuril
Habitat: forest floor
Leaf: 10-20 cm long and wider than var. pluriflorum, small projection on the veins of leaf backside
Flower: flower = 2-25. cm long
Synonyms:

Polygonatum maximowiczii Fr. Schmidt

var. pluriflorum (Miq.) Ohwi
Amadokoro (アマドコロ)
Lifeform: perennial forb, with 35-85 cm tall
Distribution: common in Honshu and sometimes in Hokkaido
Leaf: 8-16 (5-15) cm long
Flower: 1.5-2 cm long, < 60 cm high

f. variegatum (Nakai) H. Hara (フイリアマドコロ)

var. thunbergii (Morr. et Decne.) Hara (ヤマアマドコロ)
var. odoratum, the type distributed between Europe and Siberia
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Polygonatum odoratum in Hokkaido


var. maximowiczii

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ST4 ST5 ST6
ST7
[1] black fruits in Teshio Experimental Forest, Hokkaido University, northern Japan, on September 13 2010. [2] at Yachidamo Park (Yachidamo = Fraxinus mandshurica), N28E4, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 31 2011. [3/4] in Teshio Experimental Forest on June 15 2011. [5] ] at the western slope of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014. [6] in Takoppe Wetland (Hangandate, 判官館), Niikappu Town, south-central Hokkaido, on June 13 2016. [7] near a transplanted forest of Fraxinus mandshurica in the Experimental Forest of the University of Tokyo, Furano, central Hokkaido, on June 28 2017.


var. pluriflorum (Miq.) Ohwi

f. variegatum (Nakai) H. Hara

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] used for gardening: at a small flower bed under a street tree, N25/W4, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 16 2015.

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