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Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Wight et Arn.) Bedd.

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

Ternstroemia Mutis ex L. f. (モッコク)
Mokkoku (モッコク, 木斛), Japanese ternstoemia, or cleyera
Lifeform: evergreen tree
Distribution: warm-temperate regions in Asia (south to Kanto District in Japan)
Habitat: sunny sites, such as secondary forests
Petiole: redish when exposed to sun light → leaf
Use: gardening → Five trees for Edo (江戸五木)

Ternstroemia japonica Thunb.

f. subserrata (Makino) Ohwi (ヒメモッコク)

Five trees for Edo (江戸五木)

Five significant tree species for gardening in Edo region during Edo Era
Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Wight et Arn.) Bedd. (モッコク)
Pinus densiflora (アカマツ)
Chamaecyparis pisifera (Siebold et Zucc.) Endl. cv. filifera (イトヒバ)
Torreya nucifera (L.) Siebold et Zucc. (カヤ)
Podocarpus macrophyllus (Thunb.) Sweet (イヌマキ)

Ternstroemia gymnanthera in Japan

[1/2] on Mount Misen (弥山, 535 m elevation), Hiroshima Prefecture, on March 16 2014. [3] at Yushima Temple (seido), Tokyo, on May 30 2014. [4] a specimen collected from a black pine forest in the campus of Niigata University on September 8 1990. The specimen is stored in SAPS. [5] in the Koishikawa Botanical Garden (小石川植物園), the University of Tokyo, on March 16 2017. ⇒ bark (樹皮)