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Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb.

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

Euonymus L. (ニシキギ)
E. alatus (Thunb.) Sieb.
Nishikigi (ニシキギ, 錦木, s.l.)
Lifeform: deciduous shrub, with 2-3 m in height
var. pilosus Loes. et Rehd. ケニシキギ
Leaf: hair
Fruit: developing wings
var. micropyllus (Nakai) Nakai コバマユミ
Leaf: small, 1-3 cm (l) × 3-12 mm (w)
Branch: hairless and non-winged
f. apterus (Regel) Rehd. (ケコマユミ)
Leaf: hair on the veins of backside, as well as f. striatus

Euonymus alatus (burningbush) in Hokkaido

f. striatus (Thunb.) Makino

Komayumi (コマユミ, 小真弓)
Distribution: East Asia, including Japan
Habitat: forest floor

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Leaf: hair on the veins of backside
Fruit: not develping wings
Synonyms (discarded):

Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Sieb.
- f. microphyllus (Nakai) H. Hara
- var. striatus (Thunb.) Makino
- f. ciliatodentatus (Franch. et Sav.) Hiyama, often used
- f. subtriflorus (Blume) Ohwi
- var. arakianus (Koidz.) H. Hara

[1/2] in West Tomioka Park (富丘西公園) on May 21 2022. [3] near Utonaito Lake on June 11 2008. [4/5] in a Quercus dentata forest along Zenibako Coast, Otaru City, on August 31 2011. [6] in the park of Nakatonbetsu Limestone Caves for Communication with Nature (中頓別鍾乳洞自然ふれあい公園), northern Hokkaido, on August 28 2015. [7] in a Quercus dentata forest near Ishikari Coast, where a wind power may be established, on September 3 2015. Records: near Shinsen bog, Niseko, on June 24 2007. Along a trail to Mount Moiwa (藻岩山) on June 22 2021.

f. alatus

Nishikigi (ニシキギ, 錦木)
Lifeform: shrub
Distribution: China - Japan

Euonymus alatus (Thunb.) Siebold var. nakamurae (Makino) F. Maekawa ex H. Hara

[1] at a hedge for a flower garden close to JR Toya Station on June 25 2017. [2] transplanted at N25/W1, North Ward, Sapporo, on October 28 2011. [3] transplanted at a hedge in front of an apartment in N24/E2, North Ward, Sapporo, on November 23 2022. [4] close-up of a flower at a park in N26/E2, East Ward, Sapporo, on May 24 2012.