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Stewartia pseudocamellia Maxim.

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

Stewartia L. (ナツツバキ)
Natsutsubaki (ナツツバキ, 夏椿), Korean stewartia, Japanese stewartia or deciduous camellia
Syaranoki (シャラノキ, 娑羅樹) - should not be used
Lifeform: deciduous, tall tree ≈ 10-15 m in height
Distribution: southern Korea - Japan (south to Tohoku District)
Habitat: forests
Bark (樹皮)
Seed: with or without wing
Use: garden tree
var. japonica Maxim., in Japan, flowers open cup-shaped
var. koreana (Nakai ex Rehd.) Sealy. (syn. S. koreana Nakai ex Rehd), in Korea. flowers open flat

Stewartia pseudocamellia in Japan

[1/2] on Seyama trail in Kobe, western Japan, on March 16 2019.