(First upload on July 22 2008. Last on November 30 2016) [ 日本語 | English ]

Aralia elata (Miq.) Seemann

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

Aralia L. (タラノキ)
Taranoki (タラノキ), Japanese Angelica
Lifeform: deciduous shrub or short tree
Distribution: Eeast Asia (China - Japan - Korea)
Habitat: sunny and dry sites, as a pioneer on disturbed areas
Stem: developing many spines

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Seed germination: increased by heat treatment with smoke (Tsuyuzaki & Miyoshi 2009)
Use: popular wild vegetable in Japan
var. subineermis Ohwi (syn. f. canescens (Franch. et Savat.) Yamazaki) (メダラ), with least cultellus

Aralia elata in Hokkaido

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[1] a terminal bud found in Tomakomai Experimental Forest on June 10 2008. [2] a shoot observed near Muroran Marine Station on August 20 2007. [3] fruits in Teshio Experimental Forest on September 14 2010. [4] at Tomamu skislope, Shimukappu Village, on July 20 2012. [5] at a rest place on the foot of Nishiyama Craters in Mount Usu on September 14 2016.