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(First upload on March 24 2015. Lastt on May 14 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Elaeagnus pungens Thunb.






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

Elaeagnus L. (グミ)
Nawashirogumi (ナワシログミ, 苗代茱萸), thorny olive
Life form: evergreen shrub
Distribution: China - Korea - Japan (south to Chubu District)
Habitat: sunny sites, such as forest edges and secondary forests
Stem: developing spines
Leaf: silver-brwon on the back
Flower/Fruit: yellow → red
Seed dispersal: animal (endozoochore) = edible fruit
Use: gardening, park tree, coastal erosion control, etc.
Synonyms (discarded class):

Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. f. megaphylla (Araki) Sugim.
Elaeagnus pungens Thunb. f. angustifolia (Araki) Sugim.

f. aurea (Servett.) Rehder (キフクリンナワシログミ)
f. rotundifolia (Servett.) H. Hara (センベイグミ)
f. variegata (Hort. ex Rehder) Rehder (フクリンナワシログミ)
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Elaeagnus pungens in Japan


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[1/2] on Shiroyama nature road in Kagoshima City, southern Kyushu, on March 20 2015. [3/4] at South Ikebukuro Park, Tokyo, on March 15 2017. [5] on Seyama trail in Kobe, western Japan, on March 16 2019.

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