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Prunus nipponica Matsum.var. kurilensis (Miyabe) E. H. Wilson

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

Subfamily Amygdaloideae Arn.
Prunus L. (サクラ)
P. nipponica Matsum. (タカネザクラ)
var. alpina (Koidz.) Sugim. (クモイザクラ)
var. kurilensis (Miyabe) E. H. Wilson (チシマザクラ, 千島桜), Japanese alpine cherry *)
Lifeform: deciduous tree ≈ 5 m high
Distribution: central/northern Japan - southern Kuril
Habitat: (subalpine) forests

Field training on integrated environmental research (統合環境調査法実習) (fauna and flora 種リスト)

Seed dispersal (種子散布): animal

Cerasus nipponica (Matsum.) Ohle ex H. Ohba var. kurilensis (Miyabe) H. Ohba
Cerasus kurilensis (Miyabe) Czerep.
Prunus kurilensis (Miyabe) Miyabe ex Takeda
*: A guide board at a garden of Hokkaido Prefectural Government, Sapporo, indicated that the flower is a symbol of the campaign for returning the Northern Territories to Japan, on May 22 2014. The wild fruit is tiny as compared with cultivars.

var. nipponica (タカネザクラ/ミネザクラ)

Prunus nipponica in Japan

[1/2] along a forest road close to the guest house of Teshio Experimental Forest, Hokkaido University, northern Hokkaido, on June 16 2011. [3] on the middle slope of Mount Mashu, eastern Hokkaido, on June 26 2019. [4] at a trail to go Mount Tomamu on July 20 2012. [5] at a western slope of Mount Yotei (羊蹄山), central Hokkaido, on June 28 2014. [6] along a forest road in the Shibecha Experimental Forest of Kyoto University, eastern Hokkaido, on June 27 2019.