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(First upload on March 27 2014. Last on March 4 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P. S. Green






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

Osmanthus Lour. (モクセイ)
Osmanthus heterophyllus (G. Don) P. S. Green
var. bibracteatus (Hayata) P. S. Green
Hiiragi (ヒイラギ), false holly
Lifeform: evergreen short tree, 4-8 m high (dioecism)
Distribution: East Asia, including Japan (south to Kanto District)
Habitat: mountaineous forests
Leaf: ntire or spiny (dimorphic), opposite ↔ Ilex aquifolium: alternate
Fruit: black
Synonyms:

Osmanthus ilicifolius (Hassk.) Carriere, Osmanthus acutus Masam. et K.Mori

var. bibracteatus (Hayata) P.S.Green (ヒイラギ, s.s.)
var. heterophyllus Distribution: endemic to Taiwan
Leaf: always entire
f. subangustatus (Makino) Murata (キッコウヒイラギ)
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Osmanthus heterophyllus in Japan


ST1 ST2 ST3
ST4 ST5
[1-3] at a promenade along the Tamagawa Aqueduct, Mitaka, Tokyo, on January 15 2015. [4/5] cv variegatus (シマヒイラギ) in front of a hotel near JR Okachimachi Station, Tokyo, on January 8 2019.


ST1 ST2
O. × fortunei Carriere
ヒイラギモクセイ, Fortune's osmanthus
= O. heterophyllus × O. fragrans (putative)
→ only male strain growing in Japan
→ cuttage for gardening
Lifeform: evergreen short tree
Leaf shape: young = sawtooth → old: diverse
Flower: savory and white in October and November
Use: hedge
ST3 ST4 [1-3] at a garden in the Hiroshima Castle, western Japan, on March 13 2014. [3] a bark (樹皮). [4] at a park near the Tsukuba Station of Tsukuba Express, Ibaragi Prefecture, on March 7 2014.
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