(First upload on October 24 2010. Last on April 15 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Pachysandra terminalis Siebold et Zucc.

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

Pachysandra Michx. (フッキソウ)
Fukkisiou (フッキソウ, 富貴草), Japanese pachysandra
Lifeform: stoloniferous, evergreen herb-like shrub < 30 cm high
Distribution: East Asia, including Japan

Flora on Mount Usu

Habitat: (shady) forest floor
Flower: April - May (in Sapporo)
Leaf: thick and shiny, alternate but whorl-like
Shoot: assurgent on the top and green, slightly hairy in the early stages
cv. variegata (フイリフッキソウ)

Pachysandra terminalis in Japan

[1] This species is unpalatable for deer, and thus becomes widespread (Tsuyuzaki & Takahashi 2007). In Nakajima Island close to Mount Usu on July 21 2005. [2] fruits in a forest floor, Tomakomai Experimental Forest, HU, on August 23 2012. [3] on the north slope of Mount Sankaku, Sapporo, on April 17 2010. [5] at the field inspection of Shintoku water-power plant, eastern Hokkaido, on April 20 2018. [6] near Nunohiki Falls along Seyama Trail in Kobe City, western Japan, on March 16 2019. Record: Miyanosawa (宮城の沢) on May 7 1980. In the Tomakomai Experimental Forest of HU on September 12 2019. In a forest (Symbiosis Forest) near Nopporo Forest Park on May 5 2020.