(First upload on April 20 2011. Last on March 16 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Hedera rhombea (Miquel) Bean

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

Hedera L. (キヅタ)
Kizuta (キヅタ, 木蔦), Japanese ivy
Fuyuzuta (フユヅタ, 冬蔦)
Lifeform: evergreen twining vine
Distribution: China - Taiwan - Korea - Japan (except northern Hokkaido)
Habitat: forests - grasslands
Leaf: dimorphic
Chromosomal number: 2n = 48

Hedera helix L. var. rhombea Miquel

f. argentea (Nakai) H. Hara (シロバキヅタ)
f. oblongifolia (Nakai) H. Hara (ナガバキヅタ)
f. pedunculata (Nakai) Hatus. ex H. Hara (ナガボキヅタ)
f. variegata (W. Paul) H. Hara (フクリンキヅタ)

Hedera rhombea in Japan

Gynostemma1 Gynostemma2 Gynostemma3
Gynostemma4 Gynostemma5 Gynostemma6
[1/2] at Rakuju-en Garden, Mishima, on November 18 2009. [3] young shoots on the slope of Mount Yatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on March 5 2013. Compare the leaf shapes. Small rounded leaves are Trachelospermum asiaticum. [4] along the inner moat of Edo Castle, Tokyo, on October 19 2018. [5/6] on Oshima Island in Matsushima Islands, northern Honshu, on March 21 2016.