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Damnacanthus indicus C. F. Gaertn.






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

Damnacanthus C. F. Gaertn. (アリドオシ)
Aridooshi (アリドオシ, 蟻通), Indian damnacanthus
Lifeform: evergreen shrub < 60 cm in height
Distribution: India - southeastern Asia - Korea - south to Kanto District in Japan
Habitat: floors of evergreen borad-leaved forest

volcanoes (火山)

Length of spine ≥ leaf with 7-20 mm long
Fruit: red → animal dispersal
var. indicus f. microphyllus Makino (ヒメアリドオシ), dwarf form
var. intermedius Matsum. (ビシンジュズネノキ)
var. lancifolius Makino (ホソバオオアリドオシ): spine < 1/2 of leaf in length

f. oblongus (Koidz.) Sugim. (コバンバニセジュズネノキ)

var. major (Siebold et Zucc.) Makino (オオアリドオシ)
var. okinawensis Hatus. (リュウキュウジュズネノキ)
索引

Damnacanthus indicus in Japan


ST1 ST2
[1/2] in Miyake Island on November 17 1988.

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