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Medinilla speciosa Reinw. ex Blume

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

Medinilla Gaudich. (ノボタンカズラ) in Hokkaido

About 193 species in the world
M. formosana Hayata (ノボタンカズラ)
M. speciosa Reinw. ex Blume (サンゴノボタン)
M. hayatana H. Keng (ホソバノボタンカズラ)
M. taiwaniana Yuen P. Yang et H. Y. Liu (コノボタン)

Medinilla speciosa transplanted in Hokkaido

Sangonobotan (サンゴノボタン, 珊瑚野牡丹), showy Asian grapes
Lifeform: epiphytic, evergreen shrub with 1-2 m in height
Distribution: Java - Borneo - Philippines
Habitat: shaded mountain forests with moist soils
Use: traditional medicine
Varieties (discarded - treated as syonnyms):

var. genuina Hochr.

f. rubriflora Hochr.

var. minoriflora Hochr.


[1-3] at a greenhouse in Yurigahara Park, Sapporo, on January 24 2021.