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Aphelandra squarrosa Nees

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

Aphelandra R. Br. (キンヨウボク)
A few exotic species in Japan. One is;
Kinyouboku (キンヨウボク, 金葉木), zebra plant or saffron-spike
Lifeform: evergreen shrub
Distribution: Brazil and Mexico
Habitat: rainforest (Atlantic Forest) - not cold-resistant
Use: ornamental tree
Heterotypic synonyms: A. coccinna Rizzini, A. leopoldii (Van Houtte) Lowe, A. oostachya Wawra, A. chrysops W. Bull, A. s. var. angustifolia Nees, A. s. var. citrina Planch., A. s. var. laxior Nees, A. s. var. leopoldii Van Houtte, A. s. var. louisae Van Houtte

Aphelandra squarrosa imported to Japan

cv. dania

[1-3] in fornt of a pharmacy in N14/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on September 4 2019.