(First upload on March 9 2013. Last on May 22 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Machilus thunbergii Siebold et Zucc.

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

Machilus Nees (タブノキ)

M. boninensis Koidz. (オガサワラアオグス)
M. japonica Siebold et Zucc. ex Blume (アオガシ) M. kobu Maxim. (コブガシ)
M. konishii Hayata (コニシタブ)
M. obovatifolia (Hayata) Kaneh. et Sasaki (ヒメタブ)
M. philippinensis Merr. (ウスバタブ)
M. thunbergii Siebold et Zucc. (タブノキ)
M. zuihoensis Hayata (ニオイタブ)

Machilus thunbergii in Japan

Tabunoki (タブノキ, 椨), tabunoki tree or Japanese huge bay tree
Inugusu (イヌグス, 犬楠)
Lifeform: evergreen tree < 20 m high, becoming giant tree (巨木)
Distribution: east Asia, including Japan (but not in Hokkaido)
Habitat: forest (森林), often developing coastal forest
Fruit: edible

Persea thunbergii (Siebold et Zucc.) Kosterm.


ST1 flower2 ST3
[1/2] at the imperial gardens in the former lawn Shiba detached palace, Tokyo, on May 29 2015. ⇒ bark (樹皮) [3] in Oi Pier Seaside Park, Tokyo, on June 3 2016. [4/5] a bark covered with Lemmaphyllum microphyllum in Shizuoka Gokoku Shrine*, Shizuoka Prefecture, on March 5 2013. [6] in the South Park of Kobe Port Island, western Japan, on March 15 2019. (*: Shinto shrines designated as places of worship for those who died in the war)