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Michelia figo (Lour.) Spreng.






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

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Michelia L. (オガタマノキ)


M. compressa (Maxim.) Sarg. (オガタマノキ)

var. macrantha Hatus. (オオバナオガタマノキ)

M. formosana (Kaneh.) Masam. et Suzuki (タイワンオガタマノキ)
M. champaca L. (キンコウボク)
M. figo (Lour.) Spreng. (カラタネオガタマ)

Magnolia figo transplanted in Japan


Karatane-ogatama (カラタネオガタマ, 唐種招霊), banana shrub
Tou-ogamata (トウオガタマ, 唐小賀玉)
Lifeform: evergreen short tree < 5 m high
Distribution: native to southern China (imported to Japan in Edo Era)
Flower: spring to early summer with banana flavor
Use: garden tree (often seen at shrines), medicine
Synonyms:

Magnolia figo (Lour.) DC.

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[1-3] at a rooftop garden, Kanda Shrine (神田明神), Tokyo, on May 30 2014.

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