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Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.






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

Sapindus mukorossi in Japan


Sapindus L. (ムクロジ)
One species in Japan, that is:
Mukuroji (ムクロジ, 無患子), Chinese soapberry or washnut for the fruit
Lifeform: deciduous tree
Distribution: northern India - Himalaya - southern China - Taiwan - Japan (south to central Honshu)
Habitat: sunny forest
Leaf: becoming yellow in autumn
Use: plantation (poison → cleanser/insecticide)
Synonyms:

Sapindus saponaria auct. non L.
Sapindus boninensis Tuyama

索引

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in Hama-rikyu Gardens, Tokyo, on November 13 2015.

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