(First upload on November 23 2003. Last on Octoger 27 2015) [ 日本語 | English ]

Populus maximowiczii A. Henry

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

Populus L. (ヤマナラシ)
Doronoki (ドロノキ, 泥ノ木), Japanese poplar
Doroyanagi (ドロヤナギ, 泥柳)
Lifeform: deciduous tall tree
Distribution: East Asia (China, Korea, and Japan)
Habitat: on disturbed sites, e.g., soon after volcanic eruptions (Tsuyuzaki 2009), such as Mounts Usu and Koma ⇒ flora on Koma and Usu
Young shoot: non-flavor ↔ P. koreana Rehd. (チリメンドロ) = flavor

Populus suaveolens Fisch., recently used
Populus suaveolens Fisch. ssp. maximowiczii (A.Henry) Tatew.

var. barbinervis Nakai (ケドロノキ)

Populus maximowiczii (ドロノキ) in Hokkaido

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[1-3] on the caldera rim of Mount Usu. [1/2] many poplar saplings damaged by insect herbivores. Leaves were completely withered owing to the herbivory. However, this tree was alive in the next year. Great! The two photos were taken on July 27 1995 (Haruki & Tsuyuzaki 2001). [3] Regeneration of Populus maximowiczii was exclusively from resprouts from branches buried beneath the volcanic deposits on the caldera rim (Tsuyuzaki & Haruki 1996). [1-3] on November 12 1990.

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[4-6] on the southwest slope of Mount Koma, southern Hokkaido, on August 4 2015.