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(First upload on March 31 2017. Last on October 5 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Chaenomeles japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. ex Spach






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

Chaenomeles Lindl. (ボケ)
Kusaboke (クサボケ, 草木瓜), Japanese quince or dwarf quince
Lifeform: deciduous shrub < 1 m tall
Distribution: endemic to Japan (between southern Kanto District and Kyushu)
Habitat: sunny hillsides
Branch: stoloniferous shoots with spines
Flower: red
Chromosome number: 2n = 34
Use: gardening, bonsai, medicine (fruit), etc.
Synonyms:

Cydonia japonica (Thunb.) Pers.

f. alba (Nakai) Ohwi (シロバナクサボケ), white flower
f. plena Hiyama et Y. Kobay. (ヤエクサボケ), double-flowered

C. speciosa

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Chaenomeles japonica in Japan


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[1-4] in the Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園), the University of Tokyo, on March 16 2017. [5/6] at an arboretum garden in Tomakomai Experimental Forest, HU, on September 12 2019. Records: stems developing many buds beside a hosue in N30/E3, East Ward, Sapporo, on April 25 2021.

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